Mackenzie Hughes could not play his idiosyncratic tee where he was on Sunday at the US Open on the 11th hole.
The Canadian suffered a one-shot penalty for an unplayable lie after his ball hit the cart path and wedged between tree branches above him.
The bad rebound resulted in a double bogey 5 on the par 3 hole and pushed him four strokes behind Louis Oosthuizen.
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Hughes started tied with Oosthuizen and Russell Henley at Torrey Pines on Sunday at 5 under. He went out on 1 over 36 and then parried the 10th before his adventure on 11th.
His lap didn’t get any better after that. He bogeyed 12, 13, and 15 and parried the other four holes for a 41 on the back, a 6-over 77 on the round, and a tie for 15th place in the tournament at 1 over.
The Ontario native attempted to become the first Canadian since Mike Weir in 2003 (Masters) and the second overall to win a major.