PGA Tour pro records NONUPLE-BOGEY 13 at Memorial Tournament!

A PGA Tour pro went to battle with the par-4 9th during the first round of the Memorial Tournament Thursday. 

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Fri, 2 Jun 2023
PGA Tour pro records NONUPLE-BOGEY 13 at Memorial Tournament!

Billy Horschel had a tough round Thursday - so much so that it brought him to tears - but even so, his 84 wasn't the worst round of this week's PGA Tour event. 

That's because another pro, Chad Ramey, had him beat with a 16-over par 88 during the first round at Muirfield Village Golf Club. 

Ramey, 30, was making his 24th start of the season Thursday in Dublin, Ohio for the Jack Nicklaus-hosted Memorial Tournament. 

He, in a group with Mackenzie Hughes and Joel Dahmen, started on the back nine at Jack's Place. 

However, Ramey, who has one previous win on the PGA Tour, didn't get off to a good start.

He opened with a bogey at the par-4 10th, and made four more bogeys, a double bogey, and two birdies en route to a 5-over 41 at the turn.

The back nine appeared to be much calmer at first, making just two more bogeys among a flurry of pars. He was 7-over par as he and his group approached their final hole of the day: the par-4 9th. 

And that's when everything went terribly, terribly wrong for Ramey. 

According to the PGA Tour's TourCast, his first shot went 293 yards to the right fairway. 

Sounds pretty decent right?

Well, his next shot went 102 yards into the water. 

Taking his third shot - which counted as his fourth after the penalty drop - Ramey hit it into the water again!

And if that wasn't bad enough, he went on to do this two more times (!!) before finally making it onto the green in 10 strokes

He went on to three-putt from 60 feet, carding an ugly nonuple-bogey 13 on the par 4. 

To his credit, at 16-over par through 18 holes, Ramey did not withdraw. He was back Friday morning for his 7:36 a.m. local tee time. 

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