Misery loves company. So, too apparently, do rounds in the 80s.
On Friday, it was Rickie Fowler who carded a shocking 80 on Day 2 of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He went out in 9 over par for his first nine holes before righting the ship to shoot even on the second nine.
A day later, Lee Westwood did one worse. Westwood's 81 was his worst round in over seven years, dating back to an 80 at the 2005 Players Championship.
Like Fowler, he sunk like a stone, dropping seven shots in the first seven holes.
Both had and drew a laugh about their poor play. The American may have shown some prescience in a column he wrote for the Akron Beacon-Journal.
“Well, I hit it 80 times on Friday,” Fowler wrote. “But today is a new day. Hey, it was better than an 81!”
Fowler ribbed Westwood on Twitter as well.
He tweeted to the Englishman, "I know exactly how you feel...sorry I had to show you how it was done yesterday...got you by one though;)"
Westwood, as usual, took it in stride.
"Hahaha! 81! That's a lot! See
@RickieFowlerPGA phil was right yesterday in the scoring trailer. We all have them!"