23 over par: Aussie’s all-time meltdown at Players Champs

Australia’s Lucas Herbert has suffered an all-time nightmare at the PGA Tour showpiece Players Championship, finishing dead last after shooting a combined +23 in the opening two rounds.

World number 51 Herbert’s opening round was already tough, with a triple bogey on the final hole seeing him card an 10-over 82. His second round at TPC Sawgrass was somehow even worse, a 13-over 85.

It included a five-over par eight at the iconic Island Green 17th, and another meltdown on the tricky fourth hole, shooting five-over nine. That included sending another three balls into the water. And his scorecard could have been worse, if not for a birdie on his final hole of the day.

Remarkably, it wasn’t the worst round of the day, with American Max McGreevy hitting a 17-over 89. Having gone three under in the opening round, it showed just how tough conditions were in the brutal winds on the famed Florida course.

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Luckily, there’s better news for some other Aussies. Jason Day picked up his second-straight 70 to move to four-under overall, currently tied for sixth and four shots off the lead.

But it’s Min Woo Lee leading the charge in the second round. He shot a fine 68 in the first round and backed it up well, moving into third on six-under overall through 15 holes when play was stopped. He carded five birdies on the day to go with three bogeys.

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