Anyone who has ever picked up a golf club has experienced those moments on a course where you just want to throw your clubs away and walk off the course because the sport has beaten you.
It doesn't matter how good you are, golf is unique in sport that even professionals can have mental breakdowns and hit some terrible shots that even the worst amateur golfers wouldn't make.
With that in mind, perhaps we should offer 29-year-old Russian Andrey Pavlov a consoling arm after the pro golfer's extraordinary opening hole at the European Tour's Lionness Open in Austria.
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The Russian recorded an infuriating and embarrassing 17 on his first hole of the day, ruining an impressive round from the day before.
Pavlov's score is the highest score ever on the European Tour and the second highest score ever recorded by a professional golfer on tour, just one shot behind John Daly after his 18 at the 1998 Bay Hill invitational.
Pavlov fell victim to the water on the first hole a huge six times, which is a round ruiner. unfortunately for Pavlov he had the next 17 holes to think about. The dropped shots didn't stop there, as Pavlov lost another five shots before the turn. He did manage to get another two birdies on the back nine, but the damage was done.