Watney will undoubtedly take his share of grief in the locker room for the shank -- yes, we said it -- that produced a double-bogey on the 17th hole at Quail Hollow. When he sheepishly arrived at his ball, Watney still had 78 yards to the green. On a 207-yard par 3, no less. And his third shot didn't find the green, either.
But when the embarrassment subsides, and it will, just ask us mere mortals so well-acquainted with golf's ultimate gaffe, Watney must focus on the fact that he's still one of the men to beat in Sunday's final round.
"I can't remember really the last time I did that in a tournament, so it was a bit unsettling," Watney acknowledged. "But big picture, I'm tied for the lead, and I would have taken that on Thursday morning. Probably wouldn't have liked the way ... if you told me that was going to happen. Unfortunately, I can't change it now, so I'm looking forward to tomorrow.”
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