fbpx
Harold Varner III

‘I missed the ball’: Varner on THAT tee shot at Riviera

Harold Varner III was leading the Genesis Invitational when something very strange happened on the iconic 10th
 

There are lots of ways to tackle Riviera’s iconic 10th but chunking one 129 yards off the tee when sharing the lead at one of the PGA Tour’s gala stops probably isn’t one of them. Harold Varner III was going along very nicely at 10-under when the unthinkable happened. The plan was to get a 3-wood down by the green for a chip up to the hidden-away pin.

As it was he left a shot of 177 yards in a crosswind which was never going to find the green. One small crumb of comfort was that the CBS broadcast didn’t actually show it. Cue a double-bogey 6, a back nine of 41, a round of 74 and a tie for 13th.

The 29-year-old explained: “I don’t know, I just know I missed it, I missed the ball. I couldn’t tell you what exactly happened. I just know that I hit the dirt before the ball. I wish I would have hit it off the deck.”

The approach went left in the wind, his third skipped through into the back bunker, and he missed his bogey putt from 12 feet.

“I was screwed pretty much,” he added. “It’s not like you can just hit the next one on the green and be like, all right, salvage it. I just wish I would have rebounded a little bit better.”

Varner admitted that he actually had a bit of previous with this type of shot when playing with Tyrrell Hatton.

“I’ve actually done it before, which is funny enough. I did it in Korea, same exact thing, same exact wind. I’m gonna call Tyrrell and say that I did it again. He’s gonna laugh his ass off.”

Mark Townsend

Been watching and playing golf since the early 80s and generally still stuck in this period. Huge fan of all things Robert Rock, less so white belts. Handicap of 8, fragile mind and short game

Latest Posts

Shoes

FootJoy Pro/SLX Carbon Golf Shoe Review

By

Read full article about FootJoy Pro/SLX Carbon Golf Shoe Review
Father's Day Golf Gifts

Buying Guides

Father’s Day Golf Gifts

By

Read full article about Father’s Day Golf Gifts

News

First of its kind! Cobra unveil new 3D printed irons

By

Read full article about First of its kind! Cobra unveil new 3D printed irons
Charles Schwab Challenge prize money 2024

PGA Tour

Charles Schwab Challenge prize money 2024

By

Read full article about Charles Schwab Challenge prize money 2024
deal of the week

This week’s hottest golf equipment deals

By

Read full article about This week’s hottest golf equipment deals
scottie scheffler police footage

PGA Tour

Louisville police release footage of Scottie Scheffler arrest

By

Read full article about Louisville police release footage of Scottie Scheffler arrest
Aegean Messinia Pro-Am Costa Navarino

Costa Navarino Launches Aegean Messinia Pro-Am 2024

By

Read full article about Costa Navarino Launches Aegean Messinia Pro-Am 2024
graeme mcdowell liv contract

LIV Golf

‘I’m in trouble here’: Graeme McDowell recalls when LIV Golf future looked murky

By

Read full article about ‘I’m in trouble here’: Graeme McDowell recalls when LIV Golf future looked murky
Hallamshire Golf Club

Courses and Travel

Hallamshire: From city centre to national park

By

Read full article about Hallamshire: From city centre to national park