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Watch Ian Poulter lose the Honda Classic by hitting two consecutive shots into the water

March 02, 2015

Despite hitting three balls in the water through 13 holes of his final round at the Honda Classic, Ian Poulter still managed to have the lead on the 14th tee. Then disaster struck.

Poulter blocked his tee shot into a hazard. Then after dropping, he hit his next shot off a palm tree and back into the hazard. Poulter made a 19-footer to save triple bogey, but the damage was done. Check out the video:

And here's what Poulter's hole looked like on PGA Tour's Shot Tracker:


All things considered, shooting a 74 at PGA National after hitting five balls in the water is a pretty amazing score. But that's not going to make Poulter feel any better. The 54-hole leader missed a playoff by one shot and remained winless in stroke-play events in the U.S.