Santiago Tarrío is playing the Irish Open and only the most ardent of golf fans might know the name.
To jog your memory it was in January 2022 when he played one of the sickest golf shots we have seen in recent memory.
It was so cool even Phil Mickelson would have applauded. In fact, the shot was in all likelihood inspired by the six-time major champ.
Tarrío was playing the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on the DP World Tour when he hit a backwards flop shot. From a bunker.
Remind yourself of the moment here:
Why are we talking about Tarrío? Well, it's because he endured a bit of a nightmare on 9 September at the Irish Open.
He carded an 89 for his third round at The K Club. Yes, an 89. That's 17-over par. For one of us, a commendable score. Perhaps laudable.
His round included one birdie, three bogeys, three double bogeys, a triple bogey and a septuple-bogey 12 at the par-5 16th.
Tarrío's nightmare at the 556-yard hole included not one, not two, not three but four consecutive balls in the water.
The tour pro's initial tee shot was absolutely perfect and landed on the left side of the fairway. Dare we say it, perfect to a front right pin.
He decided to go for it with his second with his score at 8-over for the round.
That was the first time his golf ball found a watery grave. Then things got interesting and downright painful.
From there, three more followed from his drop where he had approximately 125 yards to the flag. Yikes.
It will come as no surprise that Tarrío, after making the cut with rounds of 70 and 72, is dead last.
It's just a shame there's no footage. But if you're Tarrío it's probably for the best.
Looks like Spain's Santiago Tarrio suffered a bit of a "Tin Cup" moment on the par-five 16th, hitting his 2nd shot into the water and then 3 more from the drop zone on his way to a 12 and third round of 89 #HorizonIrishOpen pic.twitter.com/qU0ZVLXXUM— Phil Casey (@pcaseysafc) September 9, 2023
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