In difficult afternoon conditions at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Darren Clarke opened the event with a three-over-par 75.
One of his dropped shots came on the par-4 14th, where with his third stroke he hit a shank as he attempted a delicate chip onto the green.
Check it out below:
Shank you very much! pic.twitter.com/kVk9OjhGU5— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) February 2, 2017
Clarke was able to get up-and-down from the bunker to escape with a bogey, but followed that up with a double-bogey on the par-3 15th.
Nevertheless, he finished his round with a birdie and, afterwards, stuck it to a couple of haters on Twitter.
None but was on the winning side 4 out of 5 that I played in. Can't recall right now how many you played in??? ✊️ https://t.co/luZzIC5QMe— Darren Clarke (@DarrenClarke60) February 2, 2017
And then he laughed it off with good friend and Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn.