Remember when Tiger Woods nearly ran out of golf balls on his way to winning the 2000 US Open at Pebble Beach?
French golfer Clement Berardo, playing on the European Tour’s secondary Challenge Tour overnight, actually did run out of golf balls,, causing the 32-year-old to be disqualified from the Andalucia-Costa del Sol Match Play 9 event in Spain.
Berardo, who was 10-over after 15 holes, lost the last ball in his bag on the 16th hole of the Valle Romano golf course. Unable to finish the round, he was disqualified.
Things got off to a rough start for Berardo, who opened with a quadruple-bogey 9 on the first hole, then proceeded to make two more bogeys to turn in six-over 41.
The back nine wasn’t much better.
Berardo, who had missed four of his past five cuts and is currently ranked 1,909th in the world, doubled the 10th and added two more bogeys on the 14th and 15th. One hole later, he was out of golf balls and out of the tournament.