February 2, 2017 - 10:55am
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T.J. Auclair
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Darren Clarke
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Even a player of Darren Clarke's caliber can struggle with a flop shot every now and again.

A flop shot from a tight lie is one of the most difficult shots in golf to pull off.

If you execute it, you look like a magician.

If you don't, you look like former Open Champion and 2016 European Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke did in Dubai on Thursday during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

Playing the 14th hole, a 434-yard par 4, Clarke faced a third shot from a tight spot in the fairway that needed to travel over a bunker and stop pretty quickly to finish anywhere close to the hole.

RELATED: A look at some of our favorite Phil Mickelson flop shots through the years

Here's what happened...

 

 

Hosel Rocket City, population Darren Clarke.

Ouch. But, we've all been there, haven't we?

Clarke would bogey the hole, which means he got up and down from the bunker. 

Darren Clarke stone-cold shanks attempted flop shot
February 1, 2017 - 1:35pm
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Jon Rahm
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Jon Rahm looks to be a rising star on the PGA Tour. And, it appears, he already has a massive fan in one toddler.

Jon Rahm, 22, won for the first time in his career on the PGA Tour over the weekend at Torrey Pines.

At the final hole -- a par 5 -- Rahm was just off the back of the green in two shots. From there, he holed an improbable 60-footer for eagle and a three-shot victory.

 

 

Rahm's play provided a look into what people have been speculating for some time -- he could very well be the next great player from Spain.

As it turns out, Rahm already has a massive fan in a toddler.

Check out this little guy's reaction to Rahm's victory:

 

 

The video got Rahm's attention:

 

 

If that wasn't enough, Rahm is now running a giveaway to Twitter follows for best recreation of the toddler's video:

 

 

Toddler reacts to Jon Rahm's closing eagle at Torrey Pines