Being a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year from the great state of Wisconsin comes with a few perks when the U.S. Open rolls into town.
For starters, you get to spend your week at the year's second major watching the greatest players in the world at Erin Hills. You also get to tee it up yourself to see just how easy the pros make it look.
J.J. Watt found out the hard way on Monday.
The round started out nicely enough, with the Houston Texans defensive end documenting the adventure on Twitter and Instagram Live, starting with a group photo.
Playing Erin Hills today.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 19, 2017
Projected Score: 147 pic.twitter.com/Ll4kGUt9zP
But when it came time to post the scores, it became clear that Erin Hills got the better of the foursome.
Watt actually finished in first out of his group, with a whopping total of 45-over 117.
If you took the under... you win.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 19, 2017
(Erin Hills is hard, but I suck at golf) pic.twitter.com/LzZiA1WXMi
Justin Thomas, who beat Watt's score by 54 strokes with a record 63 on Saturday of the U.S. Open, applauded the Houston Texans star's effort.
Watt responded, saying it was a struggle to not break a club over his knee. From the looks of Watt on game day, that probably wasn't an empty threat.
9th hole was very close to being a broken club over the knee. Incredible respect for what you did on Saturday. Absolutely incredible.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 19, 2017