Good thing Jerry Rice ready to retire from golf

A month ago, Jeryr Rice made a point of making sure everyone knew his foray into professional golf wasn’t a stunt.

Maybe he would be better off now had he admitted it was just that, a stunt.

Rice was disqualified from a Nationwide Tour event on Friday in Mill Spring, S.C., and promptly announced it was likely his final entry on the minor league golf circuit.

We’d insert a line from “Caddyshack” here but we just can’t think of an appropriate one. Quite frankly, anyone serious about joining a professional golf tour would know that it is illegal to have a caddie to use a range-finding scope. That is precisely what Rice was disqualified from the event for.

“A rookie mistake that I made,” Rice said.

Rookie mistake? We’ll be the first to admit we don’t know all the ins and outs of the golf rule book, but a novice weekend municipal course hack could tell you it’s illegal to be using a range scope.

"Because I can't commit to golf the way I want to, this is probably my last Nationwide Tour" event, Rice said. "These guys, they're working their butts off, and they deserve to be out here."

It’s unlikely Rice would have made the cut. He fired a 92 on Thursday, the highest round ever since the BMW Charity Pro-Am began in 1992. We don’t mean to beat Rice up over this, but it’s ridiculous he had a caddie using a scope.

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