Typically, players like Adam Scott absolutely devour par-5 holes.
On Friday in the HSBC Champions, however, it was a par-5 hole that feasted on Scott.
Scott was cruising along with four birdies in his first six holes at Sheshan International in Friday's second round before hitting a huge speed-bump at the par-5 eighth hole.
First, Scott sent a tee shot left of left and into the trees. He took a drop on a forward tee box, and -- with a 3-wood for his third shot -- found the fairway. Now, playing his fourth shot, Scott found the rough short of the green behind a hazard.
From there, Scott chunked his chip and it rolled back into the hazard. He took a second drop on the hole and was shooting seven. Scott's seventh shot found the green and he two-putted for the quadruple-bogey 9.
The next hole wasn't all that pretty for the world's No. 2-ranked player either. He made a double-bogey. So, after going 4 under in his first six holes, Scott was then 6-over in a two-hole stretch.
He also bogeyed the 11th hole, but bounced back with an eagle at the par-5 14th hole and a birdie at the par-4 16th hole to finished with an even-par 72. He'll head into the weekend at 2 under, eight shots behind 36-hole leader Graeme McDowell.