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Patrick Reed hit his ball into a hazard next to a boat named "top five"

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- This will probably prove to be the most ironic thing to happen all season.

It all started back in March when, after collecting his third victory in seven months, Patrick Reed said that he was "one of the top five players in the world."

Related: Fact Check: Is Patrick Reed really a top five player in the world?

Fast forward to Saturday at the RBC Heritage. Reed, one-under for the day and about to hit his second shot into the difficult par-4 18th, pulled his shot into the hazard just left of the green. He waded down into the marsh and tried to take a swing at it, but the club twisted in his hands and the ball took off almost 90 degrees left.

Where did his ball finish? Next to a boat, the biggest in the harbor, named "top five." All that led to a double bogey, helping Reed to a one-over 72 on the day.

Here's the boat:

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And here's a video of the whole incident:


 
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