Six putts doom Colsaerts at Open

19 July 2013 07:46

Putting on Muirfield's sun-baked greens has been a trial for all of the British Open players this week, but Nicolas Colsaerts took it to new levels with a six-putt effort at the 15th on Friday.

The big Belgian hit the headlines for his putting prowess at last year's Ryder Cup in Chicago, but it was a different story on the super-fast links greens in the second round.

On the edge of the treacherous 15th green in three, he needed six more efforts with the putter to finally get the ball in the hole, trudging off with a nine.

He bogeyed 16 and then closed with two birdies, but it was all too late as he walked off at nine over for the tournament, outside the projected cut.

His putting coach Michel Vanmeerbeek told the BBC that neither he nor the player had seen that collapse coming.

"When you see it on TV, it will look like a stupid situation, but he was trying on every putt and he missed each time," he said.

"One of the best players in the world ends up looking stupid. I don't know how we will talk about that afterwards, it can happen in these conditions."

Source: AFP