Golf is difficult enough, but losing your flatstick, especially on one of the Tour’s most difficult holes, may be disastrous.
The Bear Trap bites in many different ways.
5-foot birdie putt. Double bogey. pic.twitter.com/ZdeISwUFqg
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 25, 2022
Nick Taylor had a 5-foot birdie putt in Round 1 of the Honda Classic, but it was grabbed away in PGA National’s Bear Trap on the par-3 17th. He made a double bogey by four-putting. Instead of saving his round, the two-time Tour winner ended the day at 7-over 77.
On Friday, however, things went more smoothly. The 33-year-old Canadian was on fire on the front nine, making three birdies and holing out for eagle from 121 yards on his fourth hole of the day. He also got his comeuppance on No. 17, as he made a 20-foot birdie putt.
However, his second-round 65 may not be enough, as he is at 2 over par and one stroke beyond the cut line.