One golfer made an ace and then got DQ’d.
Another made a hole-in-one on his first swing of the day.
And then there’s the golfer who was so discouraged after his first-round 71 that he made travel plans home, only to go out in the second round and post a bogey-free 9-under 62.
Let’s start with him. That’d be England’s James Morrison, who has two DP World Tour wins in 16 years as a pro.
“I played absolutely dreadful yesterday,” Morrison said Friday in reference of his first round. He admitted he booked a flight and even checked out of his hotel, leaving him no place to stay Friday night.
Then he went out and shot a 62, tying for low round of the week so far.
“Golf is absolutely a stupid game,” he quipped.
"I played dreadful yesterday. I've checked out my hotel, booked a flight, bags are in the car. Gone and shot a nine under par this morning. Golf's a stupid game."
— DP World Tour (@DPWorldTour) September 2, 2022
As for the aces, Aaron Cockerill had one Thursday on the par-3 16th hole, easily the highlight of his day in which he ended up shooting a 4-over 75. His back nine included three bogeys, a double bogey and quad on the par-4 17th hole, which came one hole after his hole-in-one.
Aaron Cockerill’s second-round back nine scorecard at the DP World Tour’s Made in Himmerland tournament in Denmark.
Cockerill then failed to sign his scorecard, leading to his disqualification.
On Friday, David Drysdale started his second round on the par-3 10th hole and it took just one swing to find the cup. Drysdale has a pair 68s so far but he’s nine shots back of leader Ross McGowan, who opened his week 62-65 and leads by one. He had nine birdies Friday but also carded three bogeys.
Makes you wonder what the weekend has in store.