During the DP World Tour Championships in Dubai, Dutch professional Joost Luiten experienced a frustrating occurrence on the golf course. After making a bogey, Luiten threw his driver at a tree in anger, only to have it become stuck in the branches. In an attempt to retrieve the driver, he threw another club, which also got caught in the tree. As a tournament official tried to dislodged the clubs with sticks, Luiten continued his efforts by launching a third club at the tree, resulting in the loss of yet another club.
Despite trying to jump and hit the tree with a standard bearer’s sign, Luiten was ultimately unsuccessful in dislodging his clubs from the tree. He ultimately played the rest of the hole with only 11 clubs before a volunteer was able to rescue the lodged equipment. Luiten finished the championship with a three-over-par score, placing third from the bottom.
Reflecting on his experience, Luiten humorously remarked: “That sums up my week nicely.” The incident added a unique and entertaining twist to the golf tournament, providing an unexpected moment for both players and spectators alike.