There’s plenty of ways a weekend can go wrong. House work. Garden work. Work work. There’s flat tyres, nasty colds, crippling hangovers. It’s a minefield out there — a veritable banana peel slip-n-slide for the exhausted put-upons of Earth who ask for nothing more than 48 hours of non-misery a week.
For many, that reprieve is found on the golf course, bonding with friends and connecting with Mother Nature. But even that can go horribly wrong, as this hapless Canadian Open qualifier found out Memorial Day Weekend, carding 16 double-bogeys (16!!) en route to a comically brutal 121.
Today in a Canadian Open Q (there is regional Q's) a guy fired a 121.
Lets guess how he made the par on 15. I'll start. I say made a 20-YARD putt, 10 yards of which was rough,
and it slammed the pin and went in. pic.twitter.com/A5SBpVmd4B
— Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1) May 30, 2023
Listen, we’re not here to kick someone while they’re down. The golf gods have already exacted their pound of flesh (and then some). But let’s not sugar coat it: This poor guy had no business being out there. This was a regional qualifier for a PGA Tour event, not some annual buddies’ scramble. Maybe they showed up to the wrong place on the wrong day. Tough to say, but at least they made a single par.
That won’t be enough to salvage the weekend, but it’s something.