Sometimes all a putter needs to do is be tossed into any adjacent water hazard. Following one too many horribly missed putts, everything was perfectly normal there. But what about after a par?
After missing an 8-foot birdie try and hurling his flat stick into a lake on the 11th hole at Bay Hill during Saturday’s third round of the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Matt Jones apparently wasn’t consoled by making par.
“Matt’s a touch agitated there,” Steve Sands, the announcer, observed. “Did you hear what he said?” says the narrator. “I’m done, I’ve had enough,” he declared.
Jones was having a bad week on the greens, as he was -2.062 in strokes gained putting through 15 holes in the third round. The shot that pushed him over the edge was especially feeble, missing wide left and just reaching the cup on No. 11. Jones went a full “Happy Gilmore” and sent the putter flying into the drink after tapping in one-handed for the par.
-Walking after 8-footer when it’s barely off the face
-One hand finish
-Shot puts putter 40 feet in air
-Realizes mid air putter is landing in water, keeps walking like that was his plan
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— Joel Beall (@JoelMBeall) March 5, 2022
Jones was 1 over par in his round at the moment and had no choice but to use a wedge to putt. With a double bogey on the 15th, his round didn’t get any better. Jones is currently ranked 115th on the Tour in putting with a -0.051 strokes gained average.