The cups are getting their revenge this week. Nick Hardy and Kevin Streelman have both fallen victim up at TPC Twin Cities, but no one got it worse than poor Paddy Harrington, who sized up this two-foot tester at the Senior Open in round two only to watch it loop around the cup like a Hot Wheels car. Check it out.
Beyond brutal. This is an out-of-body pain experience. This is a bonus circle of hell few people have ever had the misfortune of visiting. Just listen to the call if you think we’re being melodramatic: “OhhOHHHHughhh” the announcer groans as the Harrington’s ball completes its full trip around the sun. On paper that may sound like a happy noise, but we promise you it’s not.
The good news is that Paddy is a pro’s pro. He picked himself up, dusted himself off and finished his second round three-under-par at Royal Porthcawl. It may not be enough to heal these wounds—that will come with time and therapy (lots and lots of therapy)—but it’s a start.