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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Darren Clarke somehow misses putt thanks to poor Chambers Bay green (Video)

A putt by Darren Clarke that somehow did not go in the cup perfectly encapsulates just how bad the greens are at the US Open at Chambers Bay.

Clarke shot a 7-over 77 in his first round on Thursday, and the former British Open champion carded a horrific 80 on Day 2 to finish in dead last and miss the cut. Perhaps he was deflated by what happened to him on Thursday.

Clarke entered the Par-4 12th hole five over and was putting for birdie. He was about 10 feet away and seemed to hit a perfect putt, but the ball rolled away at the last second, leaving him with a par putt.

FOX’s tracking shows just how much he got boned:

Darren Clarke putt

As Cork Gaines pointed out, this is exactly the kind of problem about which Sergio Garcia complained following his first round Thursday.

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