Russell Knox lived every golfer's nightmare Saturday in the third round of the Players. And yet, he could still joke about it hours later.
Standing on the tee at the iconic No. 17 island green, Knox plopped not one, not two, but three balls in the water before moving over to the drop zone and finally landing one safely on his seventh shot. He wound up carding a 9.
If you want to relive Knox's difficulties, here's a video recap.
The second attempt is the hardest to watch, as Knox hit a shank that almost landed on the television camera stand on the other island in the lake, way right of his intended target.
Knox was able to make fun of his shot on social media later, and promised he'd get even with TPC Sawgrass on Sunday.
That's a heck of an attitude, especially given the circumstances.