'Shocker' - Pros And Caddies React To Brutal Qatar Masters Pin Position

The 8th hole at Doha Golf Club certainly ruffled a few feathers among DP World Tour players and caddies

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With plenty of golf going on around the world, it was the action at the Qatar Masters which seemed to be creating the biggest talking point, with DP World Tour players and caddies taking to social media to voice their thoughts about a pin position on the par-3 8th hole.

Measuring around 165-yards on the second day, you would have thought that it would be no problem for the world's elite. However, with a front pin position, many players and caddies couldn't quite believe what they were seeing, with experienced Tour caddie, Sean McDonagh producing an extremely amusing tweet following the conclusion on Friday.

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In the tweet, McDonagh, who has worked with the likes of Andy Sullivan, Bill Haas, Chris Wood and Lucas Bjerregaard, said: "Whoever picked that pin on 8 today on @DPWorldTour needs to limit the amount of vino consumed #shocker."

The tweet then led to a funny interaction between the caddie and four-time DP World Tour winner, Sullivan, who commented: "I’m dying have a guess where we were," before explaining that he was: "About 10 feet past and left and then 8 feet coming back!"

Along with Sullivan, Scott Hend responded: "I guess the head was spinning when he decided on 8 after he did the pin placement on 9..... Ridiculous stuff, green keeper's revenge day," whilst Eddie Pepperell tweeted: "I know who picked it… Shocker indeed."

Ross Fisher also briefly had his say on the matter, with the 41-year-old tweeting: "Pleased with how I battled the last 8 holes after a tough opening 10 . Course played tough with a strong breeze and greens firming and crusting up but was a great challenge. Some dicey pins NO 8!! Glad to get through to the weekend for some more fun."

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Matt Cradock
Matt Cradock

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.