Martin Laird makes quintuple-bogey 9 on No. 3

Martin Laird hits his tee shot on the third hole during the third round of the Open Championship at Muirfield.

Martin Laird made a birdie on par-4 second, but it was followed by a 9 on No. 3 that really hurt.

Laird, who missed the fairway right off the tee, proceeded to semi-shank his second shot from the high rough. He didn’t know exactly where his original ball went, so he hit a provisional.

He ended up finding his original ball, only it was deemed unplayable. Laird then dropped onto the grass on a pathway, but his fourth shot was chunked into high, thick rough, still short of the green.

He swung at it but missed, and the ball dug deeper into the rough, requiring a second unplayable.

Laird playing his seventh shot onto the green, then two-putted. Instead of being 2 under and one stroke off the lead, he was 3 over and six behind.

Costly hole.

Laird was coming off rounds of 70-71 and had just birdied No. 2, and even rebounded a bit with another birdie, at No. 5. But he went on to card three bogeys and two double bogeys from there, posting an 81 that dropped him to T-51.

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