ORLANDO – There was nothing out of the ordinary during the first five holes of Victor Perez’s third round on Saturday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Then things went nutso.
It all started going sideways for Perez on the par-5 6th hole that hugs a large lake. Perez hit his first ball into the ball. Then hit another ball into the water. Finally, after finding land from the tee box with his fifth shot, he hit another ball into the water.
After taking his third penalty drop, he found a greenside bunker with his eighth shot. He needed three more shots – a putt just inside four feet ending the disaster – to make a sextuple-bogey 11.
It wasn’t the worst score ever taken on the hole. Not by a long shot. In 1998, John Daly carded an 18.
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To Perez’s credit, he stepped to the tee of the next hole, the 201-yard, par-3 seventh, and hit iron to 18 feet and made birdie.
So that’s 11-2 on the scorecard, folks.
Perez was 6 over for his round after the seventh hole and 5 over for the tournament.