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Look away! Scott Brown just turned in one of the ugliest scorecards by a 54-hole leader ever

February 01, 2016

Scott Brown entered Sunday's final round at the Farmers Insurance Open with a share of the 54-hole lead. But by the end of play on Monday, the only question was whether he would break 90.

Brown wound up shooting an 87, dropping him from T-1 all the way down to T-49. Brandt Snedeker, who posted his 69 -- the only sub-par round of the final round -- on Sunday evening, wound up winning. Take a look at Brown's brutal back nine:


Weather conditions made scoring at Torrey Pines tough, and nearly a third (23) of the field failing to break 80 during the two-day final round. But no one struggled quite like Brown, who had nowhere to hide playing in the final group with K.J. Choi and Jimmy Walker. In fact, according to Golf Channel's Justin Ray, Brown posted the worst score by a 54-hole leader in the last 10 seasons on the PGA Tour. By five shots.

Before a closing par, Brown had 11 consecutive holes of bogey or worse. Yes, you read that right. Even PGA Tour pros can aren't immune from days of playing bogey golf. In other words, to all the hackers everywhere, hang in there.