Lucas Bjerregaard was playing unspectacularly through eight holes Thursday at the U.S. Open. However, he was only 3 over as he stepped on the tee at Pebble Beach's par-5 18th hole, his ninth hole of the day.
That's when disaster struck.
Bjerregaard hit two drives left into Stillwater Cove and then sent a third drive right and out of bounds. He made a sextuple-bogey-11 to plummet down the leaderboard at 9 over.
But there's more to this story. According to Golf Digest, after Bjerregaard hit his third drive out of play, he threw the club into the ocean.
“It’s tough,” he said. “It kind of ruins it all for me. ... It’s a course where you have to limit your mistakes. You can’t afford to be making 11s.”
The 11 still isn't anywhere close to the highest single-hole score in U.S. Open history. That unfortunate feat belongs to Ray Ainsley, who carded a 19 on the par-4 16th hole at Cherry Hills in 1938.