This PGA Tour Catastrophe By Nick Watney Will Make You Feel Better About Your Golf Game

PGA Tour Nick Watney Tees Off

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It’s no secret to anyone who has ever picked up a club that golf is hard, probably the hardest sport out there. We’ve all had times when we would much rather throw our clubs in the nearest water hazard than play another hole, and, PGA Tour Nick Watney experienced that in the worst way Thursday at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Florida.

The 41-year-old reached a career-high world ranking of ninth in 2011, and has nine professional wins, including five on the PGA Tour. But, his career may be remembered most for his complete meltdown on the green in Thursday’s first round.

Watney made an opening-hole triple bogey. Now, you’d think that a PGA Tour player would not have a hole worse than a triple bogey in a round. You thought wrong.

Watney actually played the next six holes in one under par, and came to the very difficult and famous island green 17th hole +2.

But, That all unraveled on the famed 17th hole. The former Fresno State Bulldog hit his tee shot into the water. That’s no big deal, plenty of players have fallen victim to that. And, he went to the drop zone and hit his 3rd shot to 30 feet, easy range for a two-putt double bogey.

Well, it took him a lot more than two putts. He lagged to five feet, and then disaster struck.

Oh no. That is pathetic. Shades of Ernie Els at the Masters.

He did bounce back just a few holes later by chipping in for an eagle.

The first round was suspended with Watney at +4 with three holes remaining.

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Garrett Carr is a recent graduate of Penn State University and a BroBible writer who focuses on NFL, College Football, MLB, and he currently resides in Pennsylvania.