Anger and frustration can get the best of us, even profressional golfers like Shane Lowry.
Struggling with a balky putter in the cold and rain of tough Royal County Down, Lowry let his temper get away from him. Unable to take it anymore, he broke the putter against a metal fence post during the second round of the Irish Open. The only problem: He did it on the third hole, meaning he still had 15 holes remaining in his round.
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Forced to use his wedge as a replacement, Lowry made the best of a bad situation -- and then some. He made three birdies en route to a second-round 74, good enough to make the cut.
Afterward, he was apologetic:
Lowry's definitely not the first golfer to let his emotions get away. Consider Rory McIlroy's club-flinging antics at the Cadillac Championship at Doral earlier this season.
And Henrik Stenson's well-documented temper could fill up at least one golf bag full of clubs snapped in frustration during the heat of battle.