Pro Makes 12, Then WD’s at Dell Championship


If you’re going out to play golf this holiday weekend, try not to do what Kelly Kraft did on Friday. During the first round of the Dell Technologies Championship, the 28-year-old shot himself in the foot when he made a 12 (!) on the par-5 second hole at TPC Boston. Ironically, he withdrew after 14 holes citing a right foot injury, according to PGA Tour officials.

After a routine up-and-down par on the first hole, Kraft hooked his tee shot badly into the trees on the second. He managed to hit a decent recovery lay up, but it all went downhill from there.

He hit his third in the water and followed that up with a series of bad shots, penalties and even snuck in a missed putt from five feet. Once the dust settled, it went the card as a septuple-bogey 12, the highest score ever recorded in FedEx Cup playoff history.


Here’s a complete breakdown of the disaster:

Shot 1: 237 yds to unknown, 311 yds to hole

Shot 2: 146 yds to right rough, 166 yds to hole

Shot 3: 155 yds to water, 36 ft 7 in. to hole

Shot 4: Penalty

Drop in right fairway, 85 yds to hole

Shot 5: 98 yds to native area, 38 ft 2 in. to hole

Shot 6: 3 in. to native area, 38 ft 0 in. to hole

Shot 7: Penalty

Drop in right fairway, 85 yds to hole

Shot 8: 71 yds to water, 44 ft 0 in. to hole

Shot 9: Penalty

Drop in right fairway, 85 yds to hole

Shot 10: 86 yds to green, 5 ft 5 in. to hole

Shot 11: putt 8 ft 9 in., 3 ft 3 in. to hole

Shot 12: in the hole

Kraft entered the week at no. 64 in the FedEx Cup standings. With the WD, there’s a chance the 2011 U.S. Amateur champion may not advance to next week (top-70).


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