Golfers will never understand the ebb and flow of the game. When you feel like you’ve cracked it and hold on too tight it shoots out of your hand like a bar of soap.
No one knows that more than PGA Tour Latinoamerica’s Jorge Fernandez-Valdez right now.
The number 835th ranked player in the world went out in 28 shots, birdieing every hole bar one before making the turn and crashing back down to earth.
Some 42 shots later he handed in his opening round card at the Lexus Peru Open, with two bogeys and a quadruple plaguing his final four holes.