Professional golfer Joost Luiten had a frustrating day at the DP World Tour Championships in Dubai when he lost three of his clubs up a tree. Despite making several attempts to retrieve the stuck clubs, Luiten was ultimately unsuccessful.
Luiten tried various methods to free the lodged clubs, including throwing other clubs at the tree and jumping to hit it with a standard bearer’s sign, but was unsuccessful. He ended up completing the hole with 11 clubs and finishing third from the bottom of the championship.
Despite this setback, Luiten remained positive about his experience. “That sums up my week nicely,” he said after the tournament. This incident adds to the list of interesting occurrences in recent golf tournaments, such as Rory McIlroy’s tee shot landing on a spectator’s lap.
In the end, a volunteer managed to rescue the lodged clubs. Nicolai Hojgaard ultimately won the tournament. While Luiten may have had a frustrating day on course, he can take solace in knowing that he has won six titles on the European Tour and will continue to compete at a high level in future tournaments.