Pro-Golfer Butchers Hole At Texas Open

Robert Siegel notes the terrible trouble golfer Kevin Na got into Thursday in the Texas Valero Open. He twice landed in the woods and took many strokes to get out — a total of 16 shots. That's the most ever taken to play a par-4 hole in PGA tour history.

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ROBERT SIEGEL, host:

Here's a story every Sunday golfer who's ever butchered a hole can appreciate.

Yesterday at the Texas Open, pro golfer Kevin Na was having a pretty good day until the ninth hole, where it all went horribly, horribly wrong.

Mr. KEVIN NA (Professional Golfer): I mean, there's nothing.

Mr. KEVIN HARMS (Caddie): You got nothing, go back to the tee.

SIEGEL: That's Na speaking to his caddie, after his tee shot went into the woods - the first time.

Unidentified Man #1: Ooh, he might be right back in the same spot.

Unidentified Man #2: Oh, my goodness.

SIEGEL: That's right. Na hit it right back into the woods. His next shot hit a tree, bounced back and hit him - that's a penalty. And there he was at the low point of a fine career being scrutinized live on the Golf Channel.

Unidentified Man #2: You can hear the frustration in his voice now.

Unidentified Man #1: Man, he is playing quick too. He is - obviously got the head spinning going on right now.

Unidentified Man #2: We think that was his seventh shot...

Unidentified Man #1: Wow. He moved it...

Unidentified Man #2: ...and still counting

SIEGEL: Na swiped at the ball, appeared to whiff a shot entirely and played at least one shot left-handed.

Unidentified Man #1: We think that - that was 11.

Mr. NA: Oh, come on.

Unidentified Man #2: Yeah.

Unidentified Man #1: And further back in the stuff.

SIEGEL: When Na finally made it back to the fairway, he was greeted with a smattering of applause.

Unidentified Man #1: Finally.

Unidentified Man #2: Oh, my goodness.

(Soundbite of applause)

Unidentified Man #1: With his 12th shot, we think.

SIEGEL: And with the realization that he and his caddie had completely lost count.

Mr. HARMS: I have no idea what you have.

Mr. NA: I don't know. How are we going to count all the shots? Can't keep track.

Mr. HARMS: Well, they got it on tape, so they just have to go back and count it.

SIEGEL: By the time Kevin Na holed out, his grand total was 16 strokes, an ignominious record of sorts. It is the most ever taken to play a par-four hole in PGA Tour history.

But to Kevin Na's credit, not an expletive worse than: Oh, come on.

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