There’s just something about the par-5 6th hole at Bay Hill.
In 1998, John Daly attempted to drive the green on the 555-yard hole, which requires about a 340 yard drive to cut the sharp dogleg around the pond.
The yellow lines show the normal way to play the hole, the blue line shows the way Daly chose to play the hole; he cleared the water after 13 strokes, and ultimately holed out for an 18.
On Saturday, Emiliano Grillo was playing the hole more conventionally by going for the green in two shots instead of one, but his results weren’t much better. Grillo took three swings to clear the hazard and also threw his iron into the pond in disgust.
Here are the shots:
Golf is hard. pic.twitter.com/UjHKrgiZZ6
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 18, 2017
And here’s the club throw:
— Skratch (@Skratch) March 18, 2017
The lesson here? When playing hole No. 6 at Bay Hill, think twice before pulling a Tin Cup because it usually doesn’t go well.