Russell Knox: 'I've never been so nervous'

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Russell Knox laughed off his 17th hole nightmare at the Players Championship in brilliant fashion - and admitted he'd 'never been so nervous' when he returned yesterday.

The affable Scot plunged three balls into the water en route to carding a nine on the 17th on Saturday, putting him well out of contention at a point when he was comfortably situated in the top ten.

Ouch. But Knox immediately saw the funny side, posting this tweet before yesterday's final round.

The WGC-HSBC Champions winner avoided the water this time around but still made bogey. However, he explained how his recovery there was a 'career-defining moment'.

"I've never been so nervous over a shot in my whole life," said Russell Knox. "It was a career-defining moment for me. If I couldn't get off the tee there today, I was in big trouble. So I was very happy that I hit the green. Even though I three-putted, I beat my score by five yesterday, so pretty solid!

"I mean, you've got two choices. Either you're good with it or you're not, and I chose the good side, I guess. You can only laugh. I mean, it's the 17th of Sawgrass. It's one of the coolest holes ever, and yesterday it got my lunch.

"But I knew I could come back, and I'm glad I hit the green today. I mean, I wish I could have yesterday over. It would have - I would have been right there, I think, but at the same time, it is what it is. I would say I got my revenge, even though I made a bogey. Whatever."

Russell Knox carded rounds of 68-67-80-68 to finish T19. Had he made par on the 17th - he would've been sitting T2 alongside Kevin Chappell.

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