Players 2021: Kevin Kisner roasts his caddie for finding the water on No. 17
The world's best golfers will certainly find the water a few times this week at TPC Sawgrass' 17th hole. In fact, the over/under of lost golf balls has been set at blank. But if you really want to see some carnage on the famed island par 3, you should get out there on Wednesday.
That's because the caddies get a crack at No. 17 on the eve of the Players Championship as part of a closest-to-the-pin contest that raises money in honor of Bruce Edwards. And as you can imagine, a step down in skill level combined with it being their only swing of the day produces a lot of splashes.
Even an accomplished golfer like Duane Bock, who won the 1992 North and South Amateur Championship at Pinehurst, struggles. And his boss, Kevin Kisner, reminded him—and everyone else—of that fact on Wednesday by sharing the following video.
Kisner assured Bock he has enough club and pumps him up as he steps to the tee. But then things go south. Quickly. Have a look—and listen:
We love how Kisner instantly knows the golf ball's fate. "God, it's not enough. It's not enough. Every. Year." The caption—Duane Bock sending her in there one more time!—also notes this seems to be a recurring theme.
Then Kis adds a final dagger as a dejected Bock walks away: "Can't get an 8-iron 117 yards, that man right there."
Ouch. Poor guy. Of course, Bock will trade a little public humiliation for his boss staying dry on the hole the rest of the week and earning a fat check come Sunday.