Jason Millard disqualifies himself after maybe grounding club in sand

Jason Millard will be locked out of the US Open for another year. (Getty Images)
Jason Millard will be locked out of the US Open for another year. (Getty Images)

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Jason Millard is not a name you should know but his story is one you should read. 

Jason Sobel of Golf Channel profiled his tale in this piece and told of how Millard qualified for the US Open in a sectional qualifier on Monday in Memphis, Tenn.

On the final hole Millard may have grounded his club in a bunker (he says he's not sure) and it ate at him all week until he disqualified himself from the Open on Saturday.

Extreme? Maybe, but a golfer's conscience is sometimes all a golfer has.

"I literally thought about it for every single second of the day," Millard told Golf Channel. "I just kept asking myself what to do. I kept saying, 'I'm not 100 percent sure,' so I never did anything. But it kept on eating at me inside."

He was driving to Pinehurst when he made the call.

"It's heartbreaking but what I was feeling in my heart didn't feel right," said Millard. "It's the right decision and I am sticking with it."

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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