TPC Sawgrass' worst ever player recalled

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Thirty-one years ago, grocery store manager Angelo Spagnolo shot the worst round ever at TPC Sawgrass - a 185-over-par round of 257.


Spagnolo's struggles were documented as part of a magazine feature for Golf Digest in 1985, which brought together four of the 'world's worst avid golfers' to play what was then one of the toughest courses in the USA.

Teeing off at the famed 17th, the American completely topped his opening shot into the water - which was the first of 66 shots on the hole! Even playing from the drop zone didn't make a difference and, after taking stick from his own son, Spagnolo eventually admitted defeat and putted his way around and down the path to the green.

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Reminiscing the event, he said: "When I finally putted out, Bob Carney from Golf Digest had the sheet of paper and he had a whole page full of lines for my strokes. He said, 'Angelo, I don't believe what you just did - you just took a 66 on one hole."

In 2011, Golf Channel invited Spagnolo to play the hole again. Could he improve on the 66? Watch the Golf Channel video below to find out.



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