Pro Golfer Forced To Withdraw From U.S. Open Qualifier After American Airlines Lost His Bag

Ford Springer | Contributor

Losing your luggage is easily one of the most frustrating things that could go wrong during air travel, so professional golfer Michael Buttacavoli was understandably upset when American Airlines lost his golf bag.

Unfortunately the mistake also cost the golfer a chance at playing in the U.S. Open.

Buttacavoli was on his way to play in a U.S. Open sectional tournament at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, Florida Monday morning when American Airlines misplaced his bag, according to Golf.com. The 29-year-old golfer was forced to withdraw from his final chance to qualify and aired his frustrations on Twitter.

The PGA Tour Latinoamerica golfer could have rented some clubs to give himself a fighting chance, but chose to continue waiting on his own. The airline company eventually located his bag, but it was too late.

“It’s a challenge enough to qualify with your own golf clubs,” Buttacavoli said. “I have a lot of confidence in my abilities, but that’s not giving enough credit to the rest of the guys in the field.”

Ford Springer

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