British Open: Thomas Pieters angrily snaps, tosses golf club

Thomas Pieters
Thomas Pieters, disgusted with his play on the 11th hole at Royal Troon on Sunday, took a page out of Bo Jackson's playbook when he snapped his golf club over his knee and then tossed it.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, July 17, 2016 | 10:10 a.m.

Bo Jackson probably blushed when he saw this one.

Belgian Thomas Pieters wasn't too pleased with a shot near some gorse bush at the 11th hole in the final round of the Open Championship on Sunday. To show his disgust -- perhaps a tribute to Jackson? -- he proceeded to snap his club over his knee and chuck it into the gorse:

Pieters would go on to make a septuple-bogey 9 on the par-4 hole. He was 2 under for the round when he walked up to the 11th tee and then 3 over when he left the green.

So far, Pieters is the clubhouse leader for the day's best club breaking. Rory McIlroy took home the honors on Saturday with this doozy on the 16th hole:



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.