Here's a quiz you'll never have to give yourself:
Q: What sticks faster in the mind?
A) Shooting a 25 on the front nine
B) Three-putting the 18th to miss out on a 59
Well, for one San Diego golfer, it's more than just a hypothetical question, because that's exactly what 20-year-old Todd Baek did on Sunday at Salt Creek Golf Club in Chula Vista, Calif. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Baek made three eagles, five birdies and one par en route to an 11-under-par 25 for his outward nine. But, after reaching the par-five 18th in two, he three-putted from 60 feet for par -- and a round of 60.
Baek, who played his college golf at San Diego State, still set the course record at the 6,829-yard track by two shots, and he will have plenty of momentum heading into Wednesday, when he'll play in a pre-qualifier for Q-School at PGA West.
But as for that question?
“I was more mad that I screwed up my chance to shoot 59,” Baek told the Union-Tribune.
And there you have it. Golf: God's cure for contentment.