Charley Hoffman breaks tooth, shoots 28 on nine holes

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Charley Hoffman might consider going full dentures after his play on Thursday.

Hoffman -- who, according to Brian Wacker of the PGA Tour, broke a tooth at the Players Championship earlier this year -- re-broke the tooth at the Travelers Championship on Thursday en route to a 28 on the back nine and a first-round 9-under-par 61.

Here's a look at his absurd scorecard:

His 28 was one off the nine-hole par-35 record of 27 on the PGA Tour. Here's a look at that list:

Mike Souchak, back nine, first round, 1955 Texas Open (par 35)
Nick Watney, back nine, third round, 2011 AT&T National (par 35)

That's it. Two guys. There have been others who have shot 27 (and one 26). But one was on a par 34, and the others were on par 36s.

Hoffman finished second at the Travelers Championship in 2012 after playing the last two holes at 3 over to lose to Marc Leishman by one stroke. 

The 61 is his career-best score.

Wonder if he'll get that tooth fixed before the weekend.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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