Tiger Woods' golf course described as 'embarrassing' after nightmare fuel clip

PGA Tour pro Thomas Detry hit what he must've considered a great shot in Mexico, only to be punished severely at Tiger Woods' course in Mexico. 

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Sat, 4 Nov 2023
Tiger Woods' golf course described as 'embarrassing' after nightmare fuel clip

In golf, few things are more frustrating than being punished for a good shot. PGA Tour pro Thomas Detry can attest to that after this brutal break during the World Wide Technology Championship

It arrived during the first round at El Cardonal at Diamante. If you haven't heard, the course is designed by Tiger Woods. It's the very first time one of his layouts is being used at a Tour event. 

Detry was playing the par-3 16th. The 30-year-old Belgian struck a towering iron shot that, from this angle, appeared all over the pin. 

It was a little bit short and when it landed at the top of the ridge, Detry would've been licking his chops at the prospect of an uphill birdie putt from around 20ft. 

Instead, Detry had to watch with horror as his golf ball trickled ever so slowly back towards and eventually into the hazard. 

He left the hole with a bogey and must've been scratching his head. 

"If this happened on a Phil Mickelson designed golf course, the media would be calling it a poorly designed embarrassment," one LIV fan wrote on X. 

They added: "Since it happened on a Tiger Woods course, the media narrative is the exact opposite."

Other comments included: "We have to be honest, it is a bit of an embarrassment. We are playing golf, not slot machines."

Detry carded an opening round of 1-under 71 and followed that with a 4-under 68 to make the cut. 

Camilo Villegas had a two-stroke lead over PGA Tour veteran Matt Kuchar after 36 holes. Europe's Ryder Cup star Ludvig Aberg was also inside the top-10, searching for his first ever win on the circuit. 

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