NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Nick Watney took an 11 on the second hole of the Deutsche Bank Championship. He started only three shots out of the lead and quickly was out of contention.
Watney went over the green with his second shot on the par-5 second hole at TPC Boston. He chipped over the green and into the hazard, then tried to play his fourth shot. But it struck a rock and stayed in the hazard. Watney was so frustrated he slammed his club to the ground.
He took a penalty drop in the fairway, hit onto the green and three-putted. Watney later was assessed an additional two-shot penalty because he slammed his club inside the hazard line – and his ball was still in the hazard.
It’s a two-stroke penalty to ground the club in a hazard.