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Players 2022: Adam Scott puts two in the water on 18th hole, makes catastrophic quadruple bogey


Patrick Smith

PONTE VEDRA BEACH—One of Adam Scott's greatest career memories came at the par-4 18th at TPC Sawgrass, when he rinsed his approach shot on the 72nd hole of the 2004 Players Championship but was able to get up and down for bogey, claiming what was the biggest win of his career to that point. 

On Thursday at the 2022 Players Championship, Scott arrived at that same 18th hole and produced a career memory he'd like to quickly forget. Sitting at one under on the day (Scott started on No. 10), Scott rinsed not one but two balls in the water down the left side. His first tee shot traveled 297 yards but never crossed land, forcing the Aussie to have to re-tee. Attempt No. 2 (shot No. 3) was nearly identical, failing to cross land and forcing him to have to hit a third ball from the tee box.  

Attempt No. 3 (shot No. 5) finally found the center of the fairway. Here's how it looked on PGA Tour live:

Scott put his sixth shot from 150 yards to 19 feet, then two-putted for a quadruple-bogey 8. To add insult to injury, it was his final hole before play was suspended due to weather, and it doesn't appear like Scott will be able to get the poor taste out of his mouth any time soon. If we're being optimistic, play might resume around 3 p.m., meaning Scott will have to sit on this one for a solid four hours. Brutal. 

Wait, it gets worse. This is the second time in six years Scott has made a quad-bogey 8 at the 18th. Here he is in his opening round of the 2016 Players finding the water off the tee, then dropping in the fairway from 250 yards away and missing the green miles to the right and making an absolute mess from there:

Ahhh, the highs and lows of TPC Sawgrass. Nobody knows them better than Scott.