Thongchai Jaidee flop-shot ends up behind him, in water

Thongchai Jaidee
Thongchai Jaidee made a quadruple-bogey 9 on the par-5 eighth hole at Trump National Doral on Thursday, which included a rare shot that wound up behind the six-time European Tour winner.
By T.J. Auclair
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Published: Friday, March 06, 2015 | 9:01 a.m.

Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee had one devil of a time on Trump National Doral's par-5 eighth hole in Thursday's opening round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Jaidee was 3-over par for the round when he made his way to the eighth tee -- his 17th hole of the day. Moments later, scorecard disaster struck for the six-time European Tour winner (and 13-time Asian Tour winner, which is second all time).

Here's a little play-by-play, showing you how Jaidee made a quadruple-bogey 9, which included one of the strangest -- and cruelest -- shots you'll ever see a professional golfer hit (more on that, with video, in a minute).

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Jaidee's tee shot traveled 270 yards into the left rough leaving him 241 yards for his second shot. He hit the second shot 188 yards into more rough, leaving him a 105-yard third shot.

Splash. The third shot found the water. After taking a penalty stroke, Jaidee prepared to hit his fifth shot from the rough on a bank near the water, just 30 feet from the hole.

And that's where things got really, really ugly.

Jaidee lashed at the ball to hit a flop shot. It was a flop all right.

The ball went straight up in the air. When it eventually hit dry land, it bounced backwards and then Jaidee watched helplessly as it rolled into the water behind him.

Here's a look:



Jaidee had to take another penalty stroke, hit his seventh shot on the green and two-putted for the crushing 9. He bogeyed his final hole -- the par-3 ninth -- for a 6-over 43 on his inward nine and a final score of 8-over 80.

It wasn't all bad news for Jaidee on Thursday. He also made this spectacular par on the par-4 third 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.