Ben DeArmond, who was playing in the Web.com Tour’s LECOM Suncoast Classic in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, was out of contention and basically out of the tournament after two holes.
After opening with a bogey, DeArmond carded a 17 on the second hole.
Look, there are times when it may be more worth it to just withdraw, and I personally don’t think I could finish the hole, much less the round. DeArmond did though. He stuck it out even though he is in last place by more than 11 strokes.
Here’s a shot by shot from the Web.com Tour website.
- Shot 1 from the tee box
- Shot 2 Penalty
- Shot 3 from the primary rough
- Shot 4 Penalty
- Shot 5 from the primary rough
- Shot 6 Penalty
- Shot 7 from the tee box
- Shot 8 Penalty
- Shot 9 from the primary rough
- Shot 10 Penalty
- Shot 11 from the primary rough
- Shot 12 Penalty
- Shot 13 from the primary rough
- Shot 14 from the fairway
- Shot 15 from the fairway
- Shot 16 from the fringe
- Shot 17 from the green (in the hole)
Let’s not kid ourselves here, taking a penalty on six consecutive shots is a brutal start for anyone and especially so for a professional golfer. It happens though.
But on the bright side, DeArmond is only 11 strokes behind former U.S. Open and Masters champion Angel Cabrera.