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Watch tour pros hit three in the water, make a messy alternate-shot quintuple bogey

April 24, 2022

Foursome golf—alternate shot for the average golf fan—is all about minimizing mistakes. They’re going to happen, and when they do, you have to make sure they don’t go from minor to major. The fewer times you can “sorry” to your partner, the better.

Unfortunately, for Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown, there was a little too much “sorry partner” on the par-3 ninth hole Sunday at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The duo was one under for the day in their final round at TPC Louisiana, tied for 26th at 16 under for the tournament, when they got to the tee box on the 183-yard hole, with water left and front of the green.

Brown began with a towering tee shot that moved just a little too much right to left. It hit land but bounced in the water forcing the pair to take a drop.

“Sorry partner.”

Kisner played next, hitting the team’s third from 92 feet away. Sadly, his ball got too much air, hit the front bank and also bounced into the penalty area.

“Uh, sorry partner.”

Now playing their fifth shot, Brown proceeded to … well … there’s no real polite way to say other than he chunked the chip and hit it again in the penalty area.

“Uh … uh … sorry partner.”

Finally, Kisner hit the green with the team’s seventh shot, leaving Brown with a 12-footer. To Brown’s credit, he put all the trouble in the past and rolled the ball into the center of the hole.

But the damage was done: a quintuple-bogey 8. It’s all right here to see:

While the duo made two birdies on their back nine, they finished the day with a two-over 74 and in 35th spot.