The direct message said, “Mate, I have a great story for you from my best mate, who just turned pro.” Below the message was a screenshot of a text conversation. I wasn’t prepared for what I was about to read.
The round was played on an international tour and the player asked to remain anonymous (you’ll understand why momentarily).
It all started innocently enough when the player arrived a couple hours early for his tee time and enjoyed a tuna fish sandwich. A decision, in hindsight, that would come back to haunt him.
An opening birdie was a promising start to the round, but the putter soon went cold and he was 2-over through 5. On the par-5 6th hole, he hit two balls out of bounds and carded a 9. He bounced back with two birdies to right the ship. On the 171-yard par-3 9th, a perfect 7-iron resulted in his first hole-in-one as a pro.
The front nine included three birdies, one bogey, one double, one quad, and a hole-in-one, for a score of 38.
On the 10th tee, the tuna sandwich decision came back to haunt our protagonist. I think it's best I let him describe the back nine in his own words:
After I stopped laughing, I asked the person who originally messaged me for the player's number and he gladly shared it. And when I finally wiped tears from my face, I sent him a text. His response sent my back into hysterics.
A tuna sandwich, a hole-in-one, underwear and a towel in a tree, and ultimately the most hilarious 75 in golf history.