A PGA Tour player left onlookers laughing after he teed up his driver and topped it ten yards during a practice round.
We've all been there. Stood on the first tee, nosy golfers on the practice green staring at your ball as you take your backswing. Then bang, you top the ball, barely making it off the tee box.
While this is standard practice at golf courses around the world, you rarely expect to see it during a PGA Tour event.
Thankfully, Joel Dahmen's caddie, Geno Bonnalie, had his camera at the ready during a practice round at the ZOZO Championship in Japan to catch Mark Hubbard embarrassing himself in front of a crowd of amused fans.
Check out the shot below:
One of us— NUCLR GOLF (@NUCLRGOLF) October 19, 2023
Did he do it on purpose? It's hard to say, but knowing the skill level of PGA Tour players, it's very possible he might have been trying to land a joke with the expectant crowd.
Hubbard did, however, go on to shoot a level par 70 in his opening round at the Japanese tournament, so it does look like there is a little rust in the swing, as he sees himself six shots off the leader Collin Morikawa.
The relatable situation clearly resonated with fans online, with one X user commenting: "He must have gotten the wave to play through". Another replied with a GIF of the cast of Wolf of Wall Street chanting: "One of us, one of us."
Bonnalie's Instagram followers were also quick to get in on the action, empathising with Hubbard's unfortunate moment.
Check out their responses below: