If you thought things were bigger and better in America, you’d better think again. Paul Lawrie, former British Open champion recorded an eight-putt at the Wales Open on the European Tour.
There’s been some high number racked up on the greens on the professional tours this year. Paul Goydos took five putts at The Players Championship last month, Zach Johnson took six-putts at the Texas Open, but Lawrie’s eight-putt takes the cake.
Lawrie explains it all on his blog. Having caught sight of the leaders on Friday with a sparkling front nine, it all went pear-shaped. “I went to the turn today in 30 (-5) I played awesome and could have birdied every hole. At the par 5 second hole (my tenth) I made an 11, I was on the green in three and then 8 putted. The pin was right next to a large slope and I misjudged my first putt then spent the next 5 minutes going up and down the slope. I felt physically sick and it is without doubt the most bizarre thing I’ve ever done.”
Can anyone relate? I feel physically sick after a three-putt!
Thanks to the Armchair Golfer for bringing this to my attention.