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European golfer is 21 over on six holes, withdraws

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

There will be plenty of time for Jakub Svodoba to enjoy the beaches of Morocco. (Getty Images)
There will be plenty of time for Jakub Svodoba to enjoy the beaches of Morocco. (Getty Images)

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You know how sports fans always say, "That guy's terrible, I could do better than that"?

That's obviously never true because fans have no idea how difficult it is to be a world-class athlete, even when they struggle.

In light of that, I present you a performance I think I could replicate.

Czech golfer Jakub Svoboda, ranked No. 1,522 in the world, posted a 21 over score through six holes at the European Tour's Trophee Hassan II in Morocco on Thursday before withdrawing.

Here's a look at his unbelieveable scorecard:

That's a double-bogey, quadruple-bogey, quintuple-bogey, triple-bogey, double-bogey, quintuple-bogey start for those scoring at home.

Amazingly, it's not even Svodoba's worst outing the last two years.

Last year he played in three European Challenge Tour events (these are akin to Web.com Tour events in the U.S.) and here were his scores:

Credit Suisse Challenge - 91-84 (+33)
English Challenge - 83-85 (+24)
Norwegian Challenge - 88-79 (+23)

He was well on his way to a 100 today before withdrawing. According to this Sporting Life article, the European Tour record for a single round is a 111. That definitely would have been challenged on Thursday.

The article also said Svodoba withdrew because of a wrist injury.


Svodoba was in the field according to a national/regional order of merit which is Europe's old term for the money list.

Looks like it's time for the Czech Republic to find some better golfers.

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