English golfer Eddie Pepperell was disqualified from the Turkish Airlines Open after running out of golf balls.
Eddie Pepperell was channelling John Daly during the third round of the Turkish Airlines Open. Reportedly Pepperell was already fuming before arriving at the water ladened fourth hole having putted with his wedge on the third.
ESPN’s Bob Harig reported on the incident and it doesn’t seem clear exactly how many golf balls were lost.
The English pro hit as many as five balls — his playing partners were unsure — into the water on the par-5 fourth hole at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course during the third round of the $7 million European Tour event.
He was grouped with former U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer of Germany and George Coetzee of South Africa.
“Eddie hit his shots to the green then came over to tell us he had run out of balls,” Kaymer told reporters in Turkey. “Then he walked off. I thought he lost four or five. We are about 80% sure it was five, 20% four. He was quick, so it was hard to keep track. He did not ask if he could borrow one from me or George. It did not look like he wanted to play. He did not putt with his putter on the third hole; he putted with a wedge. So there was a lot happening.