British Open: Paul Casey 5 putts seventh hole at Royal Troon

Paul Casey
Ugh. Paul Casey turned what looked to be a routine par at Royal Troon's par-4 seventh hole into an ugly, 5-putt triple bogey in the second round of the Open Championship on Friday.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, July 15, 2016 | 7:12 a.m.

After shooting a disappointing 6-over 77 in Round 1 of the Open Championship, England's Paul Casey really needed to get something going in Round 2.

It looked as if he was going to do just that. After a bogey at the second, Casey rattled off three consecutive birdies.

Everything, however, was derailed at the 398-yard, par-4 seventh hole (where he made one of his two birdies in Round 1). After lagging up a long birdie putt, Casey faced a 4-footer for par.

Moments later -- five putts total, later -- Casey walked away with a crushing triple-bogey, instantly giving back the three birdies he worked so hard to get:

That was hard to watch. 

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