WATCH: Byeong-Hun An Makes 11 At The Players Championship

WATCH: Byeong-Hun An Makes 11 At The Players Championship

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South Korean Byeong-hun An endured a traumatic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass on Thursday as he found the water four times on his way to an 11.

WATCH: Byeong-Hun An Makes 11 At The Players Championship

Standing on the 17th tee, Byeong-hun An was only one-over-par for his round. When he finished the hole, he was nine-over-par.

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The 29-year-old had started his round well, with a birdie at the par-5 fifth hole and a bogey at the eighth putting him at level-par for the front nine.

Bogies at the 11th and 14th followed, with the South Korean nearly eagling the 16th. A tap-in birdie put him at one-over-par as he came to the famous 17th hole.

Teeing off to the island green, his first shot came up just short, finding the water.

Taking a drop, his ball found the water behind the flag once again, with his next shot an almost exact replica of his previous attempt.

Playing his seventh, An came up short this time, with his ball spinning off the green and into the drink.

An eventually found dry land, with his ninth shot coming to rest on the green, 20-feet from the flag.

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Playing his 10th, he would miss the putt and rattle in his 11th stroke for an eight-over-par hole, the joint second highest score on the 17th; tying with Robert Gamez in 1990.

Kevin Na had chipped in for a quintuple bogey eight earlier on in the day, after he stuck three shots into the lake at the 17th.

Playing the last, An would put his drive in the water, signing off with a double-bogey and a round of 83 (11-over-par).

Byeong-hun An

An finished 11-6 on his way to a round of 83. Credit PGA Tour

The record for the highest ever score on the famous 17th is still Bob Tway, who managed a 12 in 2005.

Matt Cradock
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x