PGA Tour pro nearly whiffs twice, advances ball one foot at The Players

Here's a new way to make a double bogey at the island hole at TPC Sawgrass.

A lot of weird things have happened at the island 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, and there have been plenty of implosions and big numbers on the short little par-3. But Richard H. Lee bungled the iconic hole in way we've never seen before, taking two strokes that advanced his ball about a foot on the fringe.

Lee's ball landed dry and safe on the island, but his adventures were just getting started. With the ball up against the cut of the fringe and the tiny sliver of rough at the edge of the island, Lee tried to move a wedge through the thick stuff and came over the top of it, just nicking the ball and barely moving it. He was then in a slightly better spot, but the taller grass was still going to prevent a pretty clean stroke through to the ball. That didn't stop Lee from putting the wedge away and taking putter, and again he barely moved it. Here's a gif of both strokes, via Adam Sarson.

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Yes, those were two different shots.

Lee would make a double bogey 5 on the hole, which is tough to do without putting one in the water.

Update: Here's video of the two-shot sequence, via PGATour:

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