The Honda Classic in causing some real problems for the golfers on the PGA Tour this week with one golfer firing a ‘hosel rocket’ into the lake. Some of you may know it as a shank. (Video below)
It was strange enough to see tough conditions on the PGA Tour. Normally it is so tranquil, lush and perfect for golf. It was stranger still seeing Heath Slocum shank a golf ball into the water on the extremely difficult 17th hole at the PGA National Champions course designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Now, granted holes 15, 16 and 17 are known as The Bear Trap, one of the toughest three-hole stretches in golf. And the wind was howling. And he was trying to play a low punch shot with a four iron.
But he still shanked it.