PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Morgan Hoffman raised his arms in celebration after the putt dropped and threw his ball into the Pacific Ocean with a grin on his face.
The perfect reaction to making a quadruple bogey nine.
Hoffman, who just completed his sophomore season at Oklahoma State, found himself near the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard in Thursday’s first round. He was at 2-under after making a birdie on the 15th.
But Hoffman bogeyed the difficult 17th and found himself behind a tree after his tee shot on the 18th.
That’s when the fun began.
Hoffman’s second shot ricocheted off the tree and into Stillwater Cove. His next shot he hooked into the water and he left two in the bunker before making a long putt to end his memorable round.