I’ve had terrible holes before. Luckily as a non-touring player, I either stop (sometimes it’s better to stop digging) and / or I’ll just cap it at an atrocious double-par or snowman (8) as we like to call them in my family.
Same can’t be said for PGA Tour Professional, Kevin Na, who in 2011 at the Texas Open, shot a new low for the worst par-4 hole in PGA Tour record books with a 16! Checkout the video of Na who can’t help but smile at the end of the horrendous hole.
According to ESPN: The worst single-hole score at a PGA Tour event belongs to John Daly (surprise surprise), who had an 18 on the par-5 sixth hole at Bay Hill in 1998. Ray Ainsley took 19 shots on the par-4 16th hole at Cherry Hills in the 1938 U.S. Open, which is not a PGA Tour event.
Maurice G. Flitcroft, an amateur who managed to sneak into the 1976 British Open, carded a remarkable 49-over-par 121, the worst score ever in the Open’s history and I believe in all of professional golf?
Don’t see Kevin Na included in the roster at this week’s Valero Texas Open so no opportunity to redeem himself. Let’s hope Rory doesn’t follow in his footsteps…