Golf, being the individual sport that it is, has always really been a contest between the player and the course and fans were reminded of that in 2018.
Courses on the United States PGA Tour are notoriously long and difficult to negotiate.
Sometimes, a little ingenuity can get a player out of a tough spot. However, more often than not, the things players do can be downright unnecessary.
Here is a compilation of some of the stranger shots witnessed on the United States PGA Tour this season.
Rory McIlroy looks set to end a run of three missed cuts in the US Open after opening with a rock-solid 68 at Pebble Beach on Thursday.
Brooks Koepka’s chances of a historic third straight US Open title are still alive after he ended the first round just four shots back.
Tiger Woods was happy to salvage a one-under-par 70 in tricky conditions on the opening day of the US Open at Pebble Beach.
Justin Rose equalled the lowest US Open round ever shot at Pebble Beach, a six-under 65, to take a one-shot lead after the opening round.
The United States Golf Association admits that it can’t afford a repeat of past mishaps at this week’s US Open at Pebble Beach.
Brooks Koepka hardly needed any further motivation ahead of his US Open defence this week, but he just got it anyway.
Rory McIlroy doesn’t want to be behind the eightball after the first round of a major championship again at Pebble Beach this week.