How poor was this pro’s putting round? One of the worst ever recorded.

Luke List hits his second shot on Thursday on the 5th hole at Wilmington Country Club.

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He finished strong. On the 18th hole at Wilmington Country Club on Thursday, after chipping on from just over the green, Luke List dropped a 3-foot, 7-inch putt. 

Then there were his other putts.

He took 37 more during the BMW Championship first round. He made none longer than the 43-incher at the end. He missed seven putts from within 10 feet. And others rolled it better. All of which played a hand in one of the worst Strokes: Gained putting rounds ever. According to golf data gurus Justin Ray and Rick Gehman (and also noted on Golf Channel), List’s minus-8.574 SG: Putting number ranks as the fourth-lowest since 2004, when tracking began; Kirk Triplett, in 2007, and Joe Durant, in 2008, both had a minus-9.12 total, and Keith Mitchell recorded a minus-8.88 last year at the Valspar Championship (where he said he played with a bent putter). 

To note, List ranks 200th out of 202 golfers this season in the category, so putting is not among his strengths. But Thursday was a struggle from the start. 

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List three-putted the par-4 1st after hitting to 26 feet with his second shot, then leaving himself 3 feet, 7 inches for par, and he three-putted the par-3 2nd after hitting to 60 feet with his tee shot, then leaving himself 3 feet, 5 inches for par. On 3, he had an 8-footer for birdie and missed, and on 4, he had a 7-footer for birdie and missed.  

On 11, he was 16 feet away from birdie, though on the fringe, and took three strokes. On 12, he took three putts from 11 feet and bogeyed. On the par-5 14th, he was home in two and three-putted, missing a 4-footer for birdie. In all, he took 40 other strokes and shot a seven-over 78, tied for last in the 68-man field and 14 shots behind leader Keegan Bradley

Notably, Bradley, who’s also had his struggles with putting, ranked first in the field in SG: Putting, at 6.250 strokes gained. 

Below is a look at Luke List’s putting round: 

442-yard, par-4 1st: 3 putts, bogey
Shot 5 in the hole
Shot 4 putt 6 feet, 7 inches, 2 feet, 7 inches to hole
Shot 3 putt 30 feet, 0 inches, 3 feet 7 inches to hole
Shot 2 83 yards to green, 26 feet 2 inches to hole
Shot 1 351 yards to right fairway, 76 yards to hole

207-yard, par-3 2nd: 3 putts, bogey
Shot 4 in the hole
Shot 3 putt 5 feet, 3 inches, 19 inches to hole
Shot 2 putt 64 feet, 0 inches, 3 feet, 5 inches to hole
Shot 1 187 yards to green, 60 feet, 2 inches to hole

572-yard, par-5 3rd: 2 putts, par 
Shot 5 in the hole
Shot 4 putt 8 feet, 8 inches, 8 inches to hole
Shot 3 86 feet, 4 inches to green, 7 feet, 11 inches to hole
Shot 2 232 yards to right intermediate, 94 feet, 0 inches to hole
Shot 1 323 yards to left intermediate, 257 yards to hole

416-yard, par-4 4th: 2 putts, par 
Shot 4 in the hole
Shot 3 putt 8 feet, 4 inches, 14 inches to hole
Shot 2 91 yards to green, 6 feet, 10 inches to hole
Shot 1 323 yards to left fairway, 92 yards to hole

492-yard, par-4 5th: 2 putts, par 
Shot 4 in the hole
Shot 3 putt 20 feet 8 inches, 22 inches to hole
Shot 2 145 yards to green, 22 feet, 5 inches to hole
Shot 1 364 yards to right rough, 153 yards to hole

394-yard, par-4 6th: 2 putts, par 
Shot 4 in the hole
Shot 3 putt 15 feet, 2 inches, 16 inches to hole
Shot 2 74 yards to green, 13 feet, 7 inches to hole
Shot 1 317 yards to right fairway, 78 yards to hole

190-yard, par-3 7th: 2 putts, bogey
Shot 4 in the hole
Shot 3 putt 15 feet, 0 inches, 19 inches to hole
Shot 2 67 feet, 6 inches to green, 13 feet, 1 inch to hole
Shot 1 178 yards to right rough, 54 feet, 10 inches to hole

493-yard, par-4 8th: 2 putts, bogey
Shot 5 in the hole
Shot 4 putt 13 feet, 4 inches, 2 feet, 1 inch to hole
Shot 3 98 feet, 4 inches to green, 10 feet, 10 inches to hole
Shot 2 200 yards to right rough, 89 feet, 10 inches to hole
Shot 1 298 yards to left fairway, 197 yards to hole

502-yard, par-4 9th: 2 putts, par 
Shot 4 in the hole
Shot 3 putt 14 feet, 4 inches, 8 inches to hole
Shot 2 202 yards to green, 13 feet, 6 inches to hole
Shot 1 304 yards to left intermediate, 198 yards to hole

429-yard, par-4 10th: 2 putts, par 
Shot 4 in the hole
Shot 3 putt 36 ft 1 in., 3 ft 6 in. to hole
Shot 2 118 yds to green, 32 ft 3 in. to hole
Shot 1 321 yds to left fairway, 107 yds to hole

415-yard, par-4 11th: 2 putts, bogey
Shot 5 in the hole
Shot 4 putt 6 feet, 7 inches, 2 feet, 7 inches to hole
Shot 3 19 feet, 7 inches to green, 3 feet, 8 inches to hole
Shot 2 143 yards to fringe, 16 feet, 10 inches to hole
Shot 1 284 yards to right fairway, 146 yards to hole

636-yard, par-5 12th: 3 putts, bogey
Shot 6 in the hole
Shot 5 putt 4 feet, 10 inches, 23 inches to hole
Shot 4 putt 13 feet, 0 inches, 2 feet, 6 inches to hole
Shot 3 108 yards to green, 10 feet, 9 inches to hole
Shot 2 245 yards to left fairway, 107 yards to hole
Shot 1 288 yards to right rough, 352 yards to hole

174-yard, par-3 13th: 2 putts, par
Shot 3 in the hole
Shot 2 putt 41 feet, 1 inches, 2 feet, 0 inches to hole
Shot 1 160 yards to green, 43 feet, 0 inches to hole

622-yard, par-5 14th: 3 putts, par 
Shot 5 in the hole
Shot 4 putt 6 feet, 5 inches, 23 inches to hole
Shot 3 putt 46 feet, 4 inches, 4 feet, 6 inches to hole
Shot 2 265 yards to green, 42 feet, 10 inches to hole
Shot 1 359 yards to right fairway, 263 yards to hole

216-yard, par-3 15th: 1 putt, par 
Shot 3 in the hole
Shot 2 27 feet, 2 inches to green, 2 feet, 6 inches to hole
Shot 1 206 yards to right fairway, 29 feet, 7 inches to hole

406-yard, par-4 16th: 2 putts, bogey
Shot 5 in the hole
Shot 4 putt 3 feet, 10 inches, 10 inches to hole
Shot 3 18 feet, 5 inches to green, 4 feet, 0 inches to hole
Shot 2 91 yards to fringe, 22 feet, 5 inches to hole
Shot 1 326 yards to left rough, 85 yards to hole

421-yard, par-4 17th: 2 putts, par 
Shot 4 in the hole
Shot 3 putt 18 feet, 4 inches, 2 feet, 0 inches to hole
Shot 2 62 yards to green, 16 feet, 0 inches to hole
Shot 1 351 yards to right fairway, 68 yards to hole

444-yard, par-4 18th: 1 putt, par 
Shot 4 in the hole
Shot 3 43 feet, 8 inches to green, 3 feet, 7 inches to hole
Shot 2 170 yards to right intermediate, 41 feet 5 inches to hole
Shot 1 283 yards to left rough, 156 yards to hole

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