Angel Cabrera Shoots 9 on a Par 3 17th at Players Championship (Video)
I don’t know about you, but I love it when a pro golfer has a total meltdown and shoots, like, a triple or quadruple bogey. I see it and I’m like, hey, I can do that! Then, the next time I head out on the course and shoot a triple or quadruple bogey of my own (and yes, that’s every time I hit the links), I can brush it off and say hey, happens to the best of ’em.
Well, if you’re like me, you’re going to love this clip of 2009 Masters champion Angel Cabrera completely falling apart during the opening round of The Players Championship yesterday.
It happened on the famed 17th hole—the “Island Green.” It’s just a 132 yard par 3, but the green is an island (well, technically a peninsula) in the middle of a pond. So you have to be pretty accurate. And usually that’s not a problem for the pros. But it was for Cabrera.
His first shot? In the drink, so he takes a drop. That’s two strokes. Next try? Yep, in the drink again, so he takes another drop. That’s four strokes. And the next try? Yes, water, another drop. That’s six strokes.
With his seventh stroke, Cabrera finally made the green. Then he two-putted! So, if you’re playing along at home, that’s a whopping 9 on a par 3, good for the rare sextuple bogey.
At the end of the day, Cabrera turned in a scorecard with a first-round 78, 6 over par and way back of the leaders. So he did the sensible thing and withdrew from the Championship rather than face The Island again.
Hat Tip – [SB Nation]