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Golf is hard. 

Anyone who has played the game knows it. And even the biggest stars find it tough from time to time.

Just ask poor Xander Schauffele, who endured a torrid front nine during the third round at the US Open.

At the turn, he was seven-over. But that wasn’t the worst part.

On the par-five eighth, Schauffele was 56 yards from the pin in two, leaving him what seemed a fairly straightforward pitch.

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But his shot caught the upslope at the front of the green and rolled back, almost to his feet.

If you thought that was bad, it got a whole lot worse. The Olympic gold medallist then duffed his next attempt, actually leaving himself a longer shot in according to the US Open’s official tracker.

Fortunately the third go made it safely onto the dancefloor before he drained the putt to walk away with a bogey.

Watch it for yourself below…

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