Mac Hughes suffered from some bad luck at the U.S. Open on Sunday after his golf ball got stuck in a tree.
The 2021 U.S. Open is set to conclude on Father’s Day, and Canadian Mackenzie Hughes was looking strong heading the final day of the championship event. But as it turns out, even the best golfers deal with some bad luck on the course like the rest of us. And it could not have come at the worst possible time for Hughes.
On the 11th hole at Torrey Pines Golf Course, Hughes took a shot that made a wide left turn, causing the golfer to let go of his driver in disgust. The golf ball headed towards the trees and sure enough, it landed right in the trees!
Hughes ended up finishing the hole with a double bogey, causing him to careen down the leaderboard.
It was truly a tough break for Hughes, as he was the first Canadian golfer to lead or be tied for the lead of a major through three rounds since Mike Weir did so at the 1999 PGA Championship, per SportsNet Stats. There is still time for Hughes to bounce back, but it is looking like a tall task.