The South Korean hit his ball in the water four times on the par-three on Thursday in the first round of the Players Championship., eventually carding an octuple bogey 11.
The good news for An is that his effort isn’t the worst score posted for the hole — in 2005, Bob Tway scrambled a 12.
In a remarkable sequence, An’s first tee shot fell short of the green, then his next two from the drop zone were just too long. Subsequently his third shot from the drop zone was short again before his ninth shot eventually found dry land.
Kevin Na lost three balls on his way to carding an eight, the same score as Charl Schwartzel and Maverick McNealy.
In fact, Na withdrew from the tournament after the first round, citing back issues.
However it wasn’t all doom on gloom on the 17th.
The 2013 Masters champion and former Players Championship winner Adam Scott hit arguably the shot of the day on the hole, going close to a hole in one, his ball landing just 1-foot, 7-inches from the pin.