WATCH: Bear Trapped PGA Tour player takes PUTTER from bunker

PGA Tour player Lee Hodges got creative at PGA National's 15th hole at the Honda Classic. 

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Sun, 27 Feb 2022
WATCH: Bear Trapped PGA Tour player takes PUTTER from bunker

PGA Tour player Lee Hodges decided to get creative at the Honda Classic when faced with a treacherous shot at The Bear Trap. 

Hodges was playing the 15th hole - the 191-yard par-3 - when he sent his tee shot into the back left bunker. 

At 4-under par he was out of the race but one of only a handful of players who were under par at PGA National on Sunday. 

This will likely end up costing him a large chunk of cash. 

Hodges was faced with the ball below his feet and so decided to take a swipe at the ball with his putter. As you do. 

He got the ball out. The only problem was the ball didn't stop and it ended up rolling into the water. Just. 

Hodges, 26, managed to escape relatively unscathed after splashing his third shot out of the water.

His trousers barely had any mud on them. 

Full marks for creativity, then. The Bear Trap has a reputation for carnage and Hodges was just one of a number of victims. 

Hodges eventually escaped with a double bogey. 

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