Rice Gives Up On Pro Golf After 92: “Had Enough”

Jerry Rice made his latest attempt to play professional golf this week at the Nationwide Tour event in Spartanburg, S.C.. The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports it was a record-setting 48 hours.

Jerry Rice quits pro golf

Rice shot an opening round 92, the highest score ever since this Nationwide Tour event began in South Carolina’s Upstate in 1992.

Rice talked before the tournament of buying Cristal for everyone if he’d reached his goal and made the cut. He saw those hopes doused early when he couldn’t avoid the water at The Carolina Country Club.

After his second round 82 today, which had him at 30 over par for the tourney, Sean Jensen of GOLF WEEK noted that Rice blew off the media.

Scary part: Despite the the horrific 36 holes, the AP reports Rice still had another 18 to go tomorrow!

He’ll remain at the BMW event longer than at his last tournament. The celebrity competition calls for pros to play each of three courses in North and South Carolina before cutting to the top 60 and ties for Sunday’s final round.

Though in a stunning turn of events, Rice was “disqualified” following his second round. Read more…