No matter who you may root for on the PGA Tour, your heart ached a little bit watching Sergio Garcia this past Sunday at the WGC Cadillac Championship when he carded a 12 on the par-4 third hole. The octuple-bogey ruined whatever chance he had at a good closing round. His tee shot failed to clear the pond that runs along side the 438-yard hole. He then took a penalty drop in the rough in front of the water, then tried three times to clear the pond. He finally went over the green with his ninth shot, chipped onto the green to 35 feet and two-putted for a 12.
Now we’ve all been there – albeit without the national TV coverage – sometimes there are holes that you just can’t quite handle. Beneath all of the wincing, we can all relate to Garcia’s Sunday plight. More importantly, even the pros can empathize with Sergio on this one; he is most certainly not alone when it comes to bad scores on the PGA Tour. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the top 10 worst PGA Tour Scores ever carded according to Golf Digest:
10. Sergio Garcia, 12 on the par-4 third at Doral
T-8. John Daly, 14 on the par-5 18th hole at Pebble Beach
T-8. John Daly, 13 on the par-4 fourth hole at TPC Deere Run
7. Tom Weiskopf, 13 on the par-3 12th at Augusta
6. Billy Casper, 14 on the par-3 16th at Augusta
5. Kevin Na, 16 on the par-4 ninth at TPC San Antonio
T-3. Gary McCord, 16 at the par-3 16th at Colonial
T-3. John Daly, 18 on the par-5 sixth at Bay Hill
2. Tommy Armour, 23 on a par-5 at the 1927 Shawnee Open
1. Ray Ainsley, 23 on the par-4 16th at Cherry Hills (in the U.S. Open no less)
So take heart, Garcia, you may be in the top ten all time worst scores, but you’re at least at the bottom of the list! Besides, at least you’re only up there once (poor John Daly).
How ’bout it, Rockheads? Did you ever score a heartbreaker of a hole? Leave your worst golfin’ score confessions in the comment section!