Anyone who has played the game knows it. And even the biggest stars find it tough from time to time.
Just ask poor Xander Schauffele, who endured a torrid front nine during the third round at the US Open.
At the turn, he was seven-over. But that wasn’t the worst part.
On the par-five eighth, Schauffele was 56 yards from the pin in two, leaving him what seemed a fairly straightforward pitch.
But his shot caught the upslope at the front of the green and rolled back, almost to his feet.
If you thought that was bad, it got a whole lot worse. The Olympic gold medallist then duffed his next attempt, actually leaving himself a longer shot in according to the US Open’s official tracker.
Fortunately the third go made it safely onto the dancefloor before he drained the putt to walk away with a bogey.
Watch it for yourself below…
Nightmare fuel. pic.twitter.com/yaqPFtSz8r
— bunkered (@BunkeredOnline) June 18, 2022