English golfer Eddie Pepperell was once disqualified from the Turkish Airways Open on Saturday when he ran out of golfing balls –the first time that is came about to a Ecu excursion participant for the reason that 1994 French Open, in step with Golfweek.
Pepperell was once two over par for his spherical after bogeying the second one and 3rd hollow on the Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Antalya, Turkey. He then hit his way at the par-Five fourth hollow into the water guarding the fairway.
In a scene harking back to the 1996 film “Tin Cup,” Pepperell hit shot after shot into the water sooner than informing taking part in companions Martin Kaymer and George Coetzee that he had run out of balls.
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In line with ESPN, neither Kaymer nor Coetzee — nor even Pepperell’s caddie — may well be certain what number of balls the 28-year-old dunked into the drink.
“Eddie hit his pictures to the fairway, then came to visit to let us know he had run out of balls,” Kaymer informed ESPN. “Then he walked off. I assumed he misplaced 4 or 5. We’re about 80 p.c certain it was once 5, 20 p.c 4. He was once fast, so it was once laborious to stay monitor. He didn’t ask if he may borrow one from me or George. It didn’t seem like he sought after to play. He didn’t putt together with his putter at the 3rd hollow; he putted with a wedge. So there was once so much taking place.”
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“I’ve by no means observed the rest like that sooner than,” added Kaymer, a two-time primary champion. “I best watched it on tv, in ‘Tin Cup.’ That is the 1st time I’ve observed it reside.”
The hole reported Pepperell was once formally disqualified for “failure to finish a hollow.”
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In 2011, two-time primary winner John Daly famously surrender the Australian Open after hitting six balls into the water. He would later tweet: “While you run out of balls, you run out of balls.”