PGA Tour pro makes catastrophic quintuple bogey in nightmare hole

PGA Tour pro Danny Lee made an eagle at 16 at the PGA's West Stadium Course to get within striking distance of the lead, then signed for a quintuple bogey on the par-3 17th.

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Fri, 21 Jan 2022

PGA Tour pro makes catastrophic quintuple bogey in nightmare hole

Danny Lee had a moment to forget on day two of The American Express on the PGA Tour. 

They say this game is one of fine margins and frustrations and no doubt this was the case at the PGA's West Stadium Course. 

The good news for Phil Mickelson yesterday was that nobody got footage of him making a nine on a par-4.

But for Lee, 31, this moment of sheer calamity was captured in all its glory at Pete Dye's layout. 

Lee managed to make an eagle at the 16th to get within two of the lead. His snaking putt to push him to 10-under was sublime. 

Now time to put the foot down and finish strong, right? 

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Cue calamity. And we feel his pain. Any one of us would have picked the ball up and asked to be put down for a six. 

This moment meant he slipped back seven strokes of the lead. Ouch. 

The commentators described his tee shot as finding no man's land.

That was where he took his second attempt and found the wet stuff again. 

Eventually, Lee managed to find the green and two putt to sign for a quintuple bogey eight on the devilish par-3. 

Lee wasn't the only victim of this hole. Jonas Blixt, the Swede playing on a medical exemption, had similar problems yesterday. 

The rocks claimed their first victim as Blixt sent two consecutive shots backwards and cut a frustrated figure. Relatable. 

We guess the good news for him is that he didn't record the worst score of the week there. That now belongs to Lee (for now). 

Blixt went on to record a two-over 74 despite his hiccup. 

Related: Jonas Blixt has an absolute mare

How did Lee make an eight?

Shot one was hooked left into 'no man's land' 

Shot two found the water

Shot three found the water

Shot four was sent over the green, bounding to the rocks and into the water

Shot five into the water

Shot six found the green (!) 

Shot seven his putt left him a few feet

Shot eight was holed

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