Mackenzie Hughes plays the WRONG BALL at Torrey Pines on PGA Tour

Mackenzie Hughes played the wrong ball on the PGA Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open. This is what happened. 

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Thu, 27 Jan 2022
Mackenzie Hughes plays the WRONG BALL at Torrey Pines on PGA Tour

Mackenzie Hughes committed a cardinal sin at the Farmers Insurance Open on the PGA Tour: he played the wrong ball. 

Hughes, 31, explained his mistake at Torrey Pines on his Twitter page after one punter remarked he had ruined his round. 

He had played his first round at the easier North Course and eventually signed for a 2-under 70 in a field packed with talent. 

Billy Horschel raced into the lead with a stunning 63 but was being chased by Jon Rahm and a return-to-form Rickie Fowler.

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Canadian Hughes explained that he hit his second shot onto the par-5 ninth hole (his last) which landed short left of the green.

He went to where it was marked with a red flag and duly played his shot. But a world of pain was about to unravel.  

From there, he hit his chip to six feet but realized that it wasn't his ball and his was actually eight feet from where the red flag was.

That turned what was a likely four into a seven pretty quick. Of course, his post has already been picked upon by social media users. 

Hughes has won once on the PGA Tour. That win came at the RSM Classic in 2016 with a five-man playoff win. 

At least Hughes is taking it in his stride. There were no complaints from him. Still, that ones gotta hurt. 

You could definitely argue Hughes was screwed over here. But he is ultimately responsible for playing his own ball. 

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