British Open: Jamie Donaldson 'goes swimming' in gorse bush

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Playing-wise, Jamie Donaldson wasn't exactly having a career day at Royal Troon on Sunday. Rather than get mad, he got silly.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, July 17, 2016 | 7:51 a.m.

If you're going to play golf at the highest level, it sure makes things easier if you have a sense of humor.

Welshman Jamie Donaldson -- who clinched the winning Ryder Cup point for Europe in 2014 -- did just that in the final round of the Open Championship at Royal Troon on Sunday when things just weren't going his way on the par-4 12th hole.

After hitting his shot into some nasty gorse bush, Donaldson went in looking for it. And while he was doing that, he hammed it up for the cameras:

Going for a swim in the gorse? Love it.

Donaldson would go on to make a quadruple-bogey 8 on the hole to fall to 7 over for the day. 

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.