By Alex Myers
You probably arrived at this post thinking our patented “This is it” headline (Copyright Christopher Powers) is a bit hyperbolic. Well, you’d be wrong. Because this actually is it. This is the worst putt in golf history. For real.
Apologies to Will Zalatoris for sharing this yip clip gone viral from Day 1 at the 2021 British Open, but people need to see this. Or, at least, have the right to see it.
Sometimes it’s nice to know the best golfers in the world are also capable of doing things us weekend hackers do. Other times, it’s best to look away from something so hideous that could give you nightmares. In any matter, we’ll let you decide what you want to do with this brick from inside of two feet:
I hate to think what this would have looked like without the arm lock. pic.twitter.com/qtz7daCnc8
— Geoff Shackelford (@GeoffShac) July 15, 2021
Good. Lord. Seriously, what is going on there with that stroke? He re-routed the club more than Charles Barkley on the downswing!
How it started vs how it’s going: pic.twitter.com/c5xPvVsvV7
— Sam White (@TopFrolf) July 15, 2021
Just brutal. It would make more sense if Will was trying to miss this intentionally. This guy finished runner-up at the Masters!
Thankfully, he made the comebacker. And the 24-year-old making his Open Championship debut actually shot one-under on Thursday at Royal St. George’s. Of course, it helps when you also can do things like this that keep that long putter in the bag:
And here is how he did it👇
— The Open (@TheOpen) July 15, 2021
Anyway, that was it, that was the worst putt in golf history. Told you we weren’t kidding.