There is no denying that golf is hard, even the professionals struggle sometimes. On Sunday at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, that proved to be the case as the pair of Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown found the water not once, not twice, but three times, as they racked up a quintuple bogey eight on the par 3 9th.
Because of the eight, the pair moved to the very bottom of the leaderboard, but did recover well, with two birdies on the back nine helping them finish in a tie for 34th.
Watch the relatable moment below.
An 8 on the par 3 9th 😳Golf is hard. pic.twitter.com/oTJdyiUht2April 24, 2022
Playing the difficult alternate shot golf format, selection of odds and evens was going to be crucial, especially with the possibility of a low round catapulting you up the leaderboard.
Despite a bogey at the 3rd, the American duo made back-to-back birdies at the 4th and 5th to move under-par for their round. However, playing the 9th, Brown found the water short of the green with his tee shot.
Taking a drop, Kisner attempted to play a flop shot which never looked like getting up and over the lake, with his attempt finding a watery grave. Now playing their fifth, Brown put his second golf ball into the lake, with a duffed shot sending relatable vibes around the homes of all club golfers who were watching.
Finally, the pair found the green, with their seventh shot still finishing some length away from the hole. Thankfully for the duo, Brown managed to roll in the lengthy eighth shot to somewhat limit the damage.
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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
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