Friday, April 15, 2011
The Strange Journey of Kevin Na
I've been there. Kevin Na in the PGA Texas Open shot a 16 on the ninth hole.
His tee shot went into the thick brush; he declared an unplayable lie and went back to the tee shooting three. That shot went into the same thicket. This time he decided to play out of it. His fourth shot hit a tree, bounced backwards and hit him (penalty stroke). Thence began a series of fruitless hacks trying to escape the wilderness.
I've had holes like that, only I usually just give up and trudge on to the next tee well before I get to 16 strokes. And I never follow up a mess like that with three birdies.