WATCH: Sam Burns Hits Five Chips En-Route To Nightmare Triple Bogey

Burns took five chips on the 14th hole whilst leading the Hero World Challenge

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A short game disaster at the Hero World Challenge cost Sam Burns the chance to win for the third time this year, with the American taking hitting five chips around the drivable par-4 14th green.

The 25-year-old was tied for the lead on the 14th tee but a triple bogey ended his hopes of winning the title. His drive missed the green left and his first chip ran through the green and down a slope. From there he attempted three chips with a fairway wood, with all three running back down to his feet, before finally pulling out a wedge and just about managing to get his ball up on the fringe.

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To his credit, Burns then holed his putt from just off of the green to salvage a triple bogey and he fought back excellently with an eagle at the par-5 next. It wouldn't be enough to seal the title, however, and even with another birdie coming in he ended three shots shy of winner Viktor Hovland in T3rd position.

Burns has had the best year of his young career in 2021, having recorded his first two PGA Tour wins at the Valspar and Sanderson Farms Championships. He was also second at the AT&T Byron Nelson, T2nd at the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational and third at the Genesis Invitational. Overall, he has had two wins, two runners-up finishes, two third-places and three other top 10s. All of these great results mean he is now ranked as high as 13th in the world, his career best, having ended 2020 as the World No.154.

Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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