With the wind gusting at 25-30 mph at PGA National on Thursday, Adam Scott was having a good day given the conditions. He entered the Bear Trap, the three-hole stretch starting at No. 15, even par for the day. Four holes later, he was signing for a seven-over 77.
On the par-3 15th, measuring 179 yards, Scott dunked his 4-iron in the water. From the drop area, his ball got caught in another gust and blew into the drink. He walked off the green with a quintuple-bogey 8. The scoring average on 15 is 3.493 and ranked the third hardest in the first round.
Scott managed to par No. 16, but then he faced the daunting par-3, No. 17 and knocked another 4-iron in the water guarding the green. He posted a double-bogey 5.
Scott finished at seven-over 77 at the end of the day.
Check out his scorecard:
Ouch. Like I’ve heard, you can make a double-bogey without even knowing — or a quintuple!
(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)