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Steve Wheatcroft blades bunker shot into water to lose RBC Canadian Open

July 24, 2016

What would you do if you needed to get up and down out of a bunker to force a playoff on the PGA Tour?

Wait, before you answer that question, watch what Steve Wheatcroft did on the final hole of the RBC Canadian Open. The 38-year-old journeyman was in a good position to at least force a playoff at Glen Abbey Golf Club and perhaps pick up his first PGA Tour title.

Then golf happened. Kids, we recommend averting your eyes.

It was apparent from Wheatcroft's reaction that the bunker had less sand than he anticipated, but it's fair to say the degree of difficulty was elevated given what was at stake. It was the worst possible outcome for a player who has one top 10 this year and in desperate need of FedEx Cup points. Wheatcroft's resulting bogey was his second straight to close the tournament, and it opened the door for Jhonattan Vegas to capture his second PGA Tour win. Wheatcroft settled for a tie for fifth.

We love golf. But sometimes, golf sucks.