ANTALYA, TURKEY (REUTERS) – Briton Eddie Pepperell peppered every ball he had into a pond at the Turkish Airlines Open on Saturday (Nov 9), then walked off the course.
The world No. 47 was later disqualified for “failure to complete a hole”, officials said after the 28-year-old emptied his bag at the par-five fourth, the 13th hole for the day.
“Eddie hit his shots to the green then came over to tell us he had run out of balls,” former US Open champion Martin Kaymer told reporters.
“Then he walked off.”
Kaymer wasn’t sure if Pepperell had hit four or five balls.
“He was quick, so it was hard to keep track. He did not ask if he could borrow one. It did not look like he wanted to play.”
Only in the movie Tin Cup had he ever seen anything like it, Kaymer said.
Contacted by text in his hotel, Pepperell would only say there was “nothing to add really”, although he admitted he too was unsure how many balls he had launched into the water, Golfworld reported.
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