PGA Tour Champions player Scott McCarron is having an incredible season on the 50-and-over circuit.
Boasting two wins in his last three starts, the 53-year-old is atop the season-long Charles Schwab Cup Standings and has nearly made $1 million in on-course earnings in just nine events, more than $300,000 than his nearest competitor, Kirk Triplett.
However, after three rounds at the first major championship of the season, McCarron is well outside of contention and having to deal with one of his worst enemies: relish. That’s right — relish, as in the condiment.
Rounds of 73-74-72 have McCarron at 3-over par for the week heading into Monday’s weather-induced final round, 17 shots back of 54-hole leader Steve Stricker. As if the poor play wasn’t enough for McCarron, he added insult to injury on Saturday evening when his approach shot in the par-4 9th hole, his last hole of the day, flew into a hospitality tent.
You know It’s been a long four weeks when your ball ends up in relish on the last hole AND you hate relish. #notabletopunchout #whenyouforgetthe4inthe747 @ClubProGuy @ChampionsTour pic.twitter.com/cfHLk6abwp
— Scott McCarron (@ScottMccarron) May 12, 2019
“You know It’s been a long four weeks when your ball ends up in relish on the last hole AND you hate relish,” McCarron captioned the tweet of his ball almost completely submerged in the cooked and pickled product made of chopped vegetables, fruits and herbs.
After receiving a free drop, McCarron was unable to get up-and-down for par, putting a bogey bow on his even-par 3rd round.
McCarron didn’t get to tee off on Sunday before a steady rainstorm forced tournament officials to push the majority of the final round to a Monday finish. He’ll look to move up the leaderboard by heading off the back nine on Monday alongside Bart Bryant and Russ Cochran.