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Golf can do strange things to you, can’t it?
For example, it can turn even the most even-tempered, calm individual into a whirling dervish of frustration, impatience and downright rage.
Just ask Matt Jones.
The 41-year-old Australian pro lost his cool in spectacular fashion during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.
Jones, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, had been having one of those days on the greens when nothing was dropping. In ten holes, he hadn’t made a putt longer than five feet… and that came on the first.
He finally snapped on the par-4 11th. After tapping-in following yet another miss, he launched his putter into an adjacent lake.
Watch the footage here:
He's had enough 😳— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) March 5, 2022
Matt Jones threw his putter in the lake at 12!! 😬
📺 Watch the Arnold Palmer Invitational live on Sky Sports Golf ⛳ pic.twitter.com/Qraz5HpCiV
For the remainder of his round, the world No.80 putted with his wedge.
He ended up signing for a five-over 76 .
Just another reminder that, no matter how good you get at this game, it always has the capacity to get right under your skin.
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