Poker Millionaire Sues USGA For Amateur Status

The US Golf Association decides who qualifies for amateur status, and who doesn’t. They’re probably not going to jump on you if you lay down $100 with your beer buddies on your foursome. But if you put offer up $1 million to whoever can beat you in some sort of bizarre golf/poker challenge, you might have some trouble.

Casey Schmidt

Accordingly, Dusty Schmidt is taking the USGA to court for denying him amateur status. He wants to be allowed to play in an upcoming series of events. They want to make the point that you can’t be a millionaire and sponsor your own mini-tourney, and still compete with struggling amateurs.
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