File this one under weird golf stories: Henrick Stenson has gone John Daly
Henrik Stenson, the world No 9, was yesterday disqualified from the Deutsche Bank Players’ Championship after losing count of how many shots he had taken.
Stenson was initially credited with a 12 on the par-five 17th, but was disqualified as he was not certain of his exact score and therefore was unable to sign his scorecard. The 31-year-old Swede, who had led the Order of Merit since February until Padraig Harrington’s Open victory last week, was already destined to miss the cut after a front-nine of 40.
“I ran out of putts,” the Ryder Cup player said. “I missed a short one and then managed to double-hit it a couple of times in frustration. The day was pretty much over even before that. I was three or four over.”
Asked if he knew how many shots he had taken, Stenson added: “No, that was the problem. I didn’t sign my card because I couldn’t figure it out.”
(from the Independent)
I can honestly say I’ve never played a hole where my shot total got too high to count.