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Hubbard disqualified at Houston Open
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The American added 15th club to his golf bag

Mark Hubbard was bizarrely disqualified after the second round of the Housten Open when he added a 15th club to his golf bag.

“Mark Hubbard is a DQ after the second round of the Cadence Bank Houston Open due to a violation of Rule 4.1c.” PGA Tour Communications said in a statement.

“Hubbard knowingly added a 15th club at the turn and used the club several times without declaring it out of play.”

The American had missed a number of fairways with his driver and decided to add a new one to his golf bag. However, after striking the ball with the new club, he was instantly disqualified.

Hubbard explained that he started the round with one driver, but he wasn’t getting the type of spin he wanted and was missing fairways, so he “knowingly” added a second driver that he used several times on the back nine.

He added that he was not aware that the penalty was a DQ, thinking that he would be docked two shots per hole.

Hubbard has now failed to make three consecutive weekends on Tour after starting the fall with three straight top-30s, including a T-5 at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

He entered the week top 45 in every strokes-gained category except for off the tee, where he ranks No. 133 and is losing 0.175 shots per round.