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(Deadspin)   Pro golfer two putts from 4 feet away. Wait, check that, three putts from 4 feet away. Just kidding, four putts from 4 feet away (w/video)   (deadspin.com) divider line 29
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2012-09-03 12:05:31 PM  
ARE YOU TOO GOOD FOR YOUR HOME?!!
 
2012-09-03 12:06:07 PM  
Or, As I tried to submit it: Schadenfreude with Schwartzel.
 
2012-09-03 12:08:25 PM  
Also, he was lucky he controlled his temper enough to wait until the ball stopped the third time, or that would've been a quad...
 
2012-09-03 12:11:27 PM  
That was painful. Anyone who's golfed knows that feeling when there's nothing going through your head but white noise and you just don't care in that moment. Poor Charl.

I'm watching the final round this morning, and they just replayed it on Golf Channel. If Charl misses the next round of the playoffs because of that meltdown...well, let's just hope it's not the case.
 
2012-09-03 12:18:11 PM  
There are a lot of bad names on the Tour - Dufner is a horrible name to have if you play golf professional. Oosthuizen, Bubba Watson (Bubba - what are you an Atlanta nightclub bouncer?), D.A. Points, but Charl Schwartzel might be the worst of them all.
 
2012-09-03 12:20:33 PM  
My son looked at that and said "but he's not even you, Dad".

Lad has seen me too many times on the links.
 
2012-09-03 12:21:34 PM  

SlothB77: Oosthuizen


i love all the pronunciations of his name: oast-hayzen, ooooost-housin (high-zin) etc.....
 
2012-09-03 12:27:46 PM  
I know that feeling. I know it all too well.
 
2012-09-03 12:40:16 PM  
Yup. Anybody who has ever played at any level knows the feeling of just knowing that shiat ain't going in no matter what.
 
2012-09-03 12:43:34 PM  

rbaron71: I'm watching the final round this morning, and they just replayed it on Golf Channel. If Charl misses the next round of the playoffs because of that meltdown...well, let's just hope it's not the case


They said on the broadcast that he broke his driver earlier in the round and had been using a backup from Carl Petterssen, I'd imagine using a different club not set up to his swing probably was hurting him on all those other holes (he shot 79, best he was shooting even if he sunk that first putt on 18 was a 76, still terrible). And it's inexcusable for a tour player of Schwartzel's caliber to not have spare clubs around, especially a driver, given it's the club that breaks most often by far. It's not like he pays for those clubs.
 
2012-09-03 01:28:01 PM  

GQueue: rbaron71: I'm watching the final round this morning, and they just replayed it on Golf Channel. If Charl misses the next round of the playoffs because of that meltdown...well, let's just hope it's not the case

They said on the broadcast that he broke his driver earlier in the round and had been using a backup from Carl Petterssen, I'd imagine using a different club not set up to his swing probably was hurting him on all those other holes (he shot 79, best he was shooting even if he sunk that first putt on 18 was a 76, still terrible). And it's inexcusable for a tour player of Schwartzel's caliber to not have spare clubs around, especially a driver, given it's the club that breaks most often by far. It's not like he pays for those clubs.


How is that legal? You have a maximum number of clubs in the bag to start a round. Theoretically, I could swap all my clubs after 9 holes? Doesn't seem right
 
2012-09-03 01:31:14 PM  
Looks like me playing Golden Tee
 
2012-09-03 01:35:16 PM  
Did he just draw the Yellow Sign with his shots?
 
2012-09-03 01:39:03 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: GQueue: rbaron71: I'm watching the final round this morning, and they just replayed it on Golf Channel. If Charl misses the next round of the playoffs because of that meltdown...well, let's just hope it's not the case

They said on the broadcast that he broke his driver earlier in the round and had been using a backup from Carl Petterssen, I'd imagine using a different club not set up to his swing probably was hurting him on all those other holes (he shot 79, best he was shooting even if he sunk that first putt on 18 was a 76, still terrible). And it's inexcusable for a tour player of Schwartzel's caliber to not have spare clubs around, especially a driver, given it's the club that breaks most often by far. It's not like he pays for those clubs.

How is that legal? You have a maximum number of clubs in the bag to start a round. Theoretically, I could swap all my clubs after 9 holes? Doesn't seem right


If your club is broken during the normal course of play, and there's no delay to play, you're entitled to get a replacement. If your club is broken as a result of misuse, though, you can't. And if Schwartzel teed off with 14 clubs in his bag, he's not entitled to share a driver with a fellow competitor. A want to say it's a 2-stroke penalty per hole with a maximum penalty of four strokes, but I don't feel like looking it up right now.

Oh, and if he indeed should have been penalized, and did not, then he's disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard.

//"The Decisions on the Rules of Golf" is the best bathroom book of all time.
 
2012-09-03 01:39:14 PM  
I guess the correct terminology would be "putts".
 
2012-09-03 01:39:46 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: How is that legal? You have a maximum number of clubs in the bag to start a round. Theoretically, I could swap all my clubs after 9 holes? Doesn't seem righ


If you damage a club during the course of play, you can replace it. Has to be in the course of play though, if you break it because you threw your club or something after a bad shot, you're stuck without that club for the rest of the round.
 
2012-09-03 02:45:30 PM  

Gonz: HaywoodJablonski: GQueue: rbaron71: I'm watching the final round this morning, and they just replayed it on Golf Channel. If Charl misses the next round of the playoffs because of that meltdown...well, let's just hope it's not the case

They said on the broadcast that he broke his driver earlier in the round and had been using a backup from Carl Petterssen, I'd imagine using a different club not set up to his swing probably was hurting him on all those other holes (he shot 79, best he was shooting even if he sunk that first putt on 18 was a 76, still terrible). And it's inexcusable for a tour player of Schwartzel's caliber to not have spare clubs around, especially a driver, given it's the club that breaks most often by far. It's not like he pays for those clubs.

How is that legal? You have a maximum number of clubs in the bag to start a round. Theoretically, I could swap all my clubs after 9 holes? Doesn't seem right

If your club is broken during the normal course of play, and there's no delay to play, you're entitled to get a replacement. If your club is broken as a result of misuse, though, you can't. And if Schwartzel teed off with 14 clubs in his bag, he's not entitled to share a driver with a fellow competitor. A want to say it's a 2-stroke penalty per hole with a maximum penalty of four strokes, but I don't feel like looking it up right now.

Oh, and if he indeed should have been penalized, and did not, then he's disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard.

//"The Decisions on the Rules of Golf" is the best bathroom book of all time.


Thanks for clearing that up!
 
2012-09-03 02:46:05 PM  

GQueue: HaywoodJablonski: How is that legal? You have a maximum number of clubs in the bag to start a round. Theoretically, I could swap all my clubs after 9 holes? Doesn't seem righ

If you damage a club during the course of play, you can replace it. Has to be in the course of play though, if you break it because you threw your club or something after a bad shot, you're stuck without that club for the rest of the round.


Thanks
 
2012-09-03 03:22:37 PM  
Why don't you go practice your putts.

t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-09-03 03:24:33 PM  
I have never stepped on an actual golf course.

But I'm pretty sure I have done better than that playing mini-golf. And in mini-golf they have walls and bumps and carousels and dinosaurs on the green.
 
2012-09-03 03:47:26 PM  

Gosling: I have never stepped on an actual golf course.

But I'm pretty sure I have done better than that playing mini-golf. And in mini-golf they have walls and bumps and carousels and dinosaurs on the green.


The human mind is a strange and wondrous thing. I've made literally hundreds of putts that same length, but I've also stood over putts shorter than that and known that no matter what they weren't going in.

A strange, wondrous, and terrifying thing.
 
2012-09-03 04:18:11 PM  
He was surprised after the first lip out and didn't take his time for the next one. Just took a step and knock it in like I've done a million times.

The inexcusable thing is to nonchalantly try to knock it backwards because you are mad.

Pros are pros because they have a routine that allows them to repeat their swing shot after shot after shot. That's just a 5 second brain fart that almost cost him a spot in the next round of the playoffs.
 
2012-09-03 05:09:36 PM  

Gonz: HaywoodJablonski: GQueue: rbaron71: I'm watching the final round this morning, and they just replayed it on Golf Channel. If Charl misses the next round of the playoffs because of that meltdown...well, let's just hope it's not the case

They said on the broadcast that he broke his driver earlier in the round and had been using a backup from Carl Petterssen, I'd imagine using a different club not set up to his swing probably was hurting him on all those other holes (he shot 79, best he was shooting even if he sunk that first putt on 18 was a 76, still terrible). And it's inexcusable for a tour player of Schwartzel's caliber to not have spare clubs around, especially a driver, given it's the club that breaks most often by far. It's not like he pays for those clubs.

How is that legal? You have a maximum number of clubs in the bag to start a round. Theoretically, I could swap all my clubs after 9 holes? Doesn't seem right

If your club is broken during the normal course of play, and there's no delay to play, you're entitled to get a replacement. If your club is broken as a result of misuse, though, you can't. And if Schwartzel teed off with 14 clubs in his bag, he's not entitled to share a driver with a fellow competitor. A want to say it's a 2-stroke penalty per hole with a maximum penalty of four strokes, but I don't feel like looking it up right now.

Oh, and if he indeed should have been penalized, and did not, then he's disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard.

//"The Decisions on the Rules of Golf" is the best bathroom book of all time.


I didnt actually know that one. I thought it was tough shiat no matter how it broke.

/scratch
//have never "accidentally" broke one
 
2012-09-04 01:30:10 AM  

You Cant Explain That:
//have never "accidentally" broke one


i have.

Final hole of the round is a dogleg right. I aimed to the left of the fairway, but put so much slice on it, it ended up about 50 feet in front of a pond way to the right of the fairway. The good thing is, I have a straight shot to the green, over the pond and a bunker. I took out my 8-iron since the shot was uphill. I swung, hit the ball, and as I'm pulling my head up to track the ball, I thought that my club felt lighter. Sure enough, the head of the club had come off. I quickly looked down just in time to see the club head tumble end over end into the pond. I ended up on the green about 10 feet away and made the birdie putt, laughing the whole time at what had just happened.
 
2012-09-04 03:01:57 AM  
"DOUBLE TURDS!"
 
2012-09-04 03:27:06 AM  

Miss Stein: "DOUBLE TURDS!"


Rat farts!
 
2012-09-04 06:57:39 AM  
Put me down for five.

/ gimmie
 
2012-09-04 03:53:36 PM  
I didn't realize that I had a shirt that color...
 
2012-09-05 01:17:20 AM  
Golf is hard, don't think so, well then go play 18 and get back to me. Putting is more difficult than driving or approach shots, it just is, that's golf. The game is _supposed_ to be a trial, and it's also supposed to be fun - uh huh, it's a koan, like one hand clapping, fore!
 
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