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Thomas Pieters turned into the Incredible Hulk on his club, and it was magnificent

July 17, 2016

As our Dave Shedloski explained in an entertaining piece last fall, sometimes a golf club needs to die. The irons of Thomas Pieters met this fate at Royal Troon on Sunday.

Pieters was enjoying a promising final round at the 2016 Open Championship, turning the front side in three under, before recording a bogey on the 10th. His day quickly went south on the 11th, as the 24-year-old Belgian found Troon's gorse and made a mess of things, walking away with a quintuple bogey.

Making a nine will frustrate an amateur golfer, so you can imagine how that sits with a professional. Actually, you don't have to, because Pieters showed the world exactly how he felt by going to town on his club after his seventh shot:

It reminds me of a quote from legendary philosopher Ron Swanson. "Rage: One rage every three months is permitted. Try not to hurt anyone who doesn't deserve it."