‘Oh this is ugly’: This worst shot compilation is so bad it’s good

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Matthew Fitzpatrick during the DP World Tour Championship.

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Dean Burmester, during the Italian Open last October, is just off the green, about 40 feet from the hole, on his second shot on the par-3 17th. He pitches it about 40 feet past the hole. 

“And that was,” the commentator said. “I don’t know what that was.”

“He’s your fellow countryman, and I know you’re going to defend him, but I think it’s the worst shot I’ve seen this week,” another commentator said. 

Martin Kaymer, during the Qatar Masters last March, hits a second tee shot after hitting his first right, where “it’s not pretty.” He hits tee shot two low and left. 

“Well this is a complete double cross,” the commentator says. “Oh this is ugly. Ugly, ugly, oh dear me.”

Adrian Otaegui, also at the Italian Open, is just off a green, about 15 feet from its hole. “It’s a beautiful setting, isn’t it?” the commentator says. Otaegui putts it — and comes up about 6 feet short. 

“Oh my goodness me. It’s not really beautiful now,” the commentator adds. “What happened there?”

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The worst. Ugly, ugly, ugly. What happened? The shots were bad in a “Worst Golf Shots of the Year” video recently shared by the European Tour on its YouTube channel. 

The commentary was not. 

(And neither was the producer’s whimsical music choices throughout.)  

Included in the 47-video compilation are poor tee shots by Patrick Reed, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Thomas Pieters, Matt Wallace and Justin Harding. And poor bunker shots by Brooks Koepka, Andrew Johnston, Andy Sullivan, Adri Arnaus and Justin Walters. And poor putts by Nicolas Colsaerts, Richard McEvoy and Alexander Levy.

“Even some of the best players make mistakes,” the European Tour tweeted when it shared the video. 

The worst? Have a look — and a listen — below.

The European Tour’s “Worst Golf Shots of the Year,” as compiled by the European Tour

First video: Adri Arnaus’ second shot on the par-4 13th at the Saudi International. Arnaus hits his shot from the sand directly below the lip of a trap. 

Second video: Andrew Johnston’s second shot on the par-3 13th at the Celtic Classic. Johnston, from a trap on the left side of the hole, and hits it over the green and into the water. 

Third video: Francesco Laporta’s second shot on the par-5 12th at the Portugal Masters. Laporta mishits his ball from the fairway, and it skips across the water. 

Fourth video: Bernd Wiesberger’s second shot on the par-4 18th at the ISPS Handa UK Championship. Wiesberger hits it short and into the water. 

Fifth video: Andy Sullivan’s second shot on the par-4 16th at the Celtic Classic. Sullivan, from a bunker, hits the lip, and his ball comes right back to him. 

Sixth video: Brandon Stone’s second shot on the par-5 2nd at the English Championship. Stone, from the rough, shanks his shot into the trees on the right. 

Seventh video: Stephen Gallacher’s tee shot on the par-4 18th at the Oman Open. Gallacher hits it right and into the water. 

Eighth video: Thomas Pieters’ tee shot on the par-4 15th at the Celtic Classic. Pieters hits it low and right, with a shot tracer on it. 

Ninth video: Adrian Otaegui’s putt at the Italian Open. Otaegui’s 15-foot putt from the fringe comes up about 6 feet short. 

10th video: Justin Harding’s tee shot on the par-3 4th at British Masters. Harding chunks it short of the green. 

11th video: Matthew Fitzpatrick’s tee shot on the par-4 11th at the BMW PGA Championship. Fitzpatrick hits it left and low. 

12th video: Ashun Wu’s chip shot at the Dubai Desert Classic. Wu, from just off the green, hits it just on and about 10 feet short. 

13th video: Richard McEvoy’s par putt on the par-4 9th at the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open. McEvoy putts it left of the hole, then misses the comebacker to the right.

14th video: Lucas Herbert’s second shot on the par-5 18th on the first playoff hole at the Dubai Desert Classic. Herbert hits it into the water.

15th video: Ashley Chesters’ second shot on the par-5 17th at the British Masters. Chesters hits it into the trees in front of him. 

16th video: Brooks Koepka’s second shot on the par-4 17th at the Saudi International. Koepka hits it from one trap to another. 

17th video: Thomas Pieters’ tee shot on the par-3 9th at the Qatar Masters. Pieters shanks it into the water. 

18th video: Shane Lowry’s second shot on the par-5 4th at the Saudi International. Lowry hits it well left. 

19th video: Haotong Li’s shot from the water at the Portugal Masters. Li hits it back into the water. 

20th video: Matthew Fitzpatrick’s tee shot on the par-3 6th at the DP World Tour Championship. Fitzpatrick hits it short and into the water. 

21st video: Alexander Levy’s 5-foot birdie putt on the par-3 10th at the Oman Open. Levy hits it left of the hole. 

22nd video: Dean Burmester’s second shot on the par-3 17th at the Italian Open. From about 40 feet away, Burmester pitches it 40 feet past. 

23rd video: Christiaan Bezuidenhout’s third shot on the par-5 18th at the Dubai Desert Classic. Bezuidenhout pitches his ball just over the water and onto the fringe, but it spins back into the water. 

24th video: Nicolas Colsaerts’ third shot on the par-5 6th at the Italian Open. From about 10 feet off the green, Colsaerts putts it, and the ball doesn’t make the green. 

25th video: Ian Poulter’s second shot on the par-4 7th at the BMW PGA Championship. Poulter hits it into the trees on the right. 

26th video: Connor Syme’s third shot on the par-5 18th at the Wales Open. Syme mishits his ball into the water. 

27th video: Shane Lowry’s third shot on the par-5 18th at the Saudi International. From the rocks that frame the water just off the green, Lowry chips his ball, and the ball rolls back into the water. 

28th video: Tyrrell Hatton’s second shot on the par-5 18th at the BMW PGA Championship. Hatton barely hits it over the water close to the green. 

29th video: Robert Karlsson’s tee shot on the par-5 18th at the Dubai Desert Classic. Karlsson snap-hooks it left. 

30th video: Laurie Canter’s second shot on the par-4 1st at the English Championship. From just off the green, Canter pitches it into a bunker. 

31st video: Patrick Reed’s tee shot at the WGC-Mexico Championship. Reed shanks it into the trees on the right. 

32nd video: Matt Wallace’s tee shot on the par-4 18th at the UK Championship. Wallace hits it left and into the deep rough. 

33rd video: Justin Walters’ second shot on the par-4 18th hole on the second playoff hole at the UK Championship. From a fairway bunker, Walters shanks it right. 

34rd video: Martin Kaymer’s second tee shot at the Qatar Masters. Kaymer snaps it left and low.  

35th video: Nicolas Colsaerts’ second shot on the par-4 15th at the Celtic Classic. From just off the green, Colsaerts pitches it just on the fringe. 

36th video: Kurt Kitayama’s fourth shot on the par-4 14th at the Celtic Classic. Kitayama hits it into the water to the left of the green. 

37th video: Brooks Koepka’s tee shot on the par-3 16th at the Saudi International. Koepka hits it well right of the green. 

38th video: Callum Shinkwin’s second shot on the par-5 9th at the Celtic Classic. Shinkwin hits it low and left. 

39th video: Ashun Wu’s tee shot on the par-4 8th at the Dubai Desert Classic. Wu hits it well right, into desert area.

40th video: Laurie Canter’s third shot on the par-4 15th at the Italian Open. Canter pItches it about two yards. 

41st video: Phil Mickelson’s second shot on the par-4 5th at the Saudi International. Mickelson’s club gets caught in the rough, and his ball barely advances. 

42nd video: Benjamin Hebert’s tee shot on the par-4 6th at the UK Championship. Hebert hits it left and into the water. 

43rd video: Joachim Hansen’s second shot on the par-3 5th at the Italian Open. After hitting over the green, Hansen hits it across the green and into the water. 

44th video: Sam Horsfield’s second shot on the par-3 17th at the Celtic Classic. Horsfield hits it about 5 yards and short of the green. 

45th video: Marc Warren’s second shot on the par-5 10th at the British Masters. Warren shanks it right of the green. 

46th video: Dean Burmester’s third shot on the par-4 5th at the Wales Open. Burmester pitches it short of the green, and it rolls back down to him. 

47th video: Renato Paratore’s second shot on the par-4 15th at the Celtic Classic. Paratore hits his ball from thick rough, and it barely moves. He changes his club. Paratore hits it about 3 yards. He takes another swing. The ball barely moves again. 

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