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Is this really the worst golf shot in America?

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The title of the article is the title of an absolute horrorshow of a YouTube video, folks.

Posted by Jeff Ritter some three years ago, the caption for game-of-golf defiling video reads simply.

“As the sun slowly sets, Brian Hutcherson tries — and tries again — to tee off on the 18th hole of the Hall of Fame course in St. Augustine, Fla., in October, 2010.”   

Now, the irony of this man with this swing playing a track in any way associated with the phrase “hall of fame” is just too perfect.

Three points here.

1) Naming the poor bastard in the video is a savage move from Ritter.

2) While this video is hilarious, the amount of tee box excavation he does isn’t. We’ll hope a bounty of booze was involved, but if not, the dude has no place on a golf course.

3) The reason this “shot” stands alone among the worst is that he essentially recorded 12 strokes without even contacting the ball once. At least Tin Cup showed skill while racking up the strokes when standing in the same spot.

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And making things mind-bogglingly worse: It seems Hutcherson hit his ball out of bounds (tough to tell where it ended up as he outlasted the daylight). It sounds like he says he has another ball, and he looks to pull one from his pocket. That’s like taking 15 shots to get one in play!

Stroke-and-distance raises a possibility more horrifying than anything you’ll see this Halloween: Hutcherson did the whole awful thing again.

What do you think, WRXers, ever seen an attempt to tee off gone so terrifyingly awry?

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  1. Herve

    Oct 26, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Move over Charles Barkley, there’s a new sheriff in town!

  2. chinchbugs

    Oct 26, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I commend him on having a pre-shot routine though…

  3. Pedro

    Oct 26, 2017 at 6:12 am

    ‘..poor b*stard’? Since when has such profanity been acceptable in a wrx article? M.smzls comments are deleted and yet this is allowed?

  4. KCCO

    Oct 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Poor tee box

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Fancy a punt? Check out these Tiger Woods British Open prop bets

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It wouldn’t be a major featuring Tiger Woods without Tiger Woods prop bets, would it? Bettors, as we know, get off the sidelines to shovel cash behind Woods when he tees it up in major championships. This has been historically true. It was true at the Masters. It was true at the U.S. Open.

Accordingly, the good folks at BetDSI are offering a number of Woods wagers you may be keen to punt on…especially if you want a piece of the TW action but aren’t keen to take Woods at 24-1 to win The Open.

Tiger Woods makes cut

Yes -350
No +250

Tiger Woods wins

Yes +2400
No -2900

Tiger Woods finishes top 5

Yes +600
No -900

Tiger Woods finishes top 10

Yes +270
No -400

Tiger Woods finishes top 20

Yes +140
No -170

Tiger Woods finishing position

Over 25.5 (-115)
Under 25.5 (-115)

Tiger Woods lowest round

Over 69.5 (-110)
Under 69.5 (-120)

Tiger Woods highest round

Over 75.5 (-110)
Under 75.5 (-120)

Tiger Woods highest score on any hole

Over 7 (-110)
Under 7 (-120)

Tiger Woods total double bogeys or worse

Over 3 (-110)
Under 3 (-120)

Tiger Woods within 5 strokes of lead during final round

Yes +225
No -300

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WATCH Phil Mickelson hit a flop shot over a man 2 yards in front of him

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On the Gear Dive podcast, Fred Couples told Johnny Wunder that Phil Mickelson is the best judge of a lie (and the shots he can execute from a certain lie) in the game of golf.

This video from Carnoustie yesterday is testament both to that fact and a reminder that Phil Mickelson’s short game is truly singular.

Former European Tour pro Gary Evans was the guinea pig.

Here’s the shot from another angle. That’s gotta be a 64-degree Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind, no?

Mother of golf gods! Check your trousers, Gary! How crazy is that shot? There’s plenty of puffery when it comes to Phil’s short game, but that shot is simply insane. Would love to see the Trackman data on that flop.

I mean, if Phil doesn’t get the contact he wants and you get hit, you gotta hope to get pelted in the stomach or chest…and not the jewels or the face.

What do you think, GolfWRX members? Would you take Evans place for viral video fame? A few bills from Mickelson’s famed cash wad?

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Want to watch Rickie Fowler drive it 458 yards? Sure you do!

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I’m not about to act like Rickie Fowler had some Hulk-meets-Joe Miller moment at the Scottish Open and belted a drive more than 450 yards.

No, Dick Fowler, P.I.,was massively aided by baked out Gullane, the contours of the fairway, and likely a decent tailwind. Obviously. He’d certainly admit that fact, and it’s abundantly clear he smacked his drive down a concrete ski slope.

That said, a 458-yard drive is a 458-yard drive, and it’s a spectacle worth watching.

Check it out.

All credit to the Cobra King F8+ and Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 70X shaft; check out Fowler’s full WITB here.

Fowler finished tied for sixth place at 14-under.

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