David Duval posted a 13 on the par five seventh hole at the British Open on Thursday morning

  • The 148th Open Championship got underway in Northern Ireland on Thursday
  • American David Duval endured a nightmare start at Royal Portrush Golf Club 
  • He posted a 13 on the par five seventh after a quadruple-bogey eight on the fifth
  • It was the highest score since Herman Tissies’ 15 on a par three in 1950

David Duval endured a nightmare start to the British Open as the 2001 champion posted a 13 on the par five seventh hole after playing the wrong ball.

The score, which was originally given as 15 before it was corrected, was the highest score on a single hole at the tournament for 69 years and the third highest in history.

According to the British Open radio broadcast, Duval hit two provisionals off of the tee and thought he was playing his third ball most of the hole before realising it was the second provisional.

David Duval posted a 13 on the par five seventh hole at the British Open on Thursday morning
David Duval posted a 13 on the par five seventh hole at the British Open on Thursday morning

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