Graham DeLaet Stricken with Dreaded Chip Yips in Canada

July 22, 2016

Canadian Graham DeLaet is playing in his National Championship this week at the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey. But what should have been a joyous occasion turned ugly during the first round on Thursday.

Delaet — who withdrew from the Memorial and took a break from golf due to extreme anxiety with chipping earlier this year — was hit with the chipping yips yet again on the par-5 16th. Despite being in a greenside bunker in 2, DeLaet yipped multiple chips, ending up with a double-bogey 7.

The yips of any variety are no joking matter, especially when your livelihood depends on your golf game. So here’s to hoping DeLaet overcomes the condition soon.