Web.com golfer cards 17 with a penalty on six consecutive shots

Ben DeArmond, who was playing in the Web.com Tour’s┬áLECOM 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.

SEVENTEEN!

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.