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Isaac Sanchez from Big Break Greenbrier

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I had some PGA events recorded this weekend and went down to my den to watch them. I forget which event I was watching at the time but I saw the big guy Isaac Sanchez from Big Break Greenbrier finishing up his round and his score was ......   +27.   No it wasn't a typo.  He shot a +27!

I said that can't be right, no way he is a pro golfer for real so I looked him up and he actually is a pro.  He turned pro in 1999.  He has gone through some type of illness though so maybe that has a lot to do with it to be fair.  But then I thought about it,  and a +27 is basically averaging +6.75 each round which would be pretty hard for an average golfer on a pga course. But I also read that he finished in the top 10 in the 2012 Pepsi Tour Money List.  I wish I could watch some of the Pepsi Tour events.  I just wonder how much better those guys are than a good weekend golfer.

http://www.golfchannel.com/about/bio/isaac-sanchez/

That got me to thinking.  I wonder what was the all-time worst final score in PGA history.

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According to his bio, he's had some medical problems, and may still have some. Also, he had a tumor removed from his brain when he was younger. Further more it sounds like he's doing some good things, for those less fortunate. So I give him props for doing good, and not focus on how poorly he played.

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According to his bio, he's had some medical problems, and may still have some. Also, he had a tumor removed from his brain when he was younger. Further more it sounds like he's doing some good things, for those less fortunate. So I give him props for doing good, and not focus on how poorly he played.

A lot of golfers do good things for charity so good for him for that.  But this is a golf forum so I'm talking about him strictly as a golfer. I'm just talking about the +27

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But then I thought about it,  and a +27 is basically averaging +6.75 each round ...

Pretty sure that people shooting +27 aren't making it to the weekend. :-P

No doubt he had a pretty rough week, also seeing that he was 11 shots behind the second worst guy that finished two rounds.  (There were also 10 WD's)

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Originally Posted by RightEdge

...and a +27 is basically averaging +6.75 each round...

That +27 is for 2 rounds, so it's actually worse than that.

He's a good golfer, based on what I saw on Big Break.  Sounds like the pressure of his first PGA event just got to him. From his twitter feed, on the first round:

" Well friends, not too much I can say except I'm only human and I lost my mental focus after a tough first 2 holes. I'm embarrassed but ok... It was the worst round of my professional career. I just didn't want to let anyone down and that thinking got in the way... "

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That +27 is for 2 rounds, so it's actually worse than that.

He's a good golfer, based on what I saw on Big Break.  Sounds like the pressure of his first PGA event just got to him. From his twitter feed, on the first round:

"Well friends, not too much I can say except I'm only human and I lost my mental focus after a tough first 2 holes. I'm embarrassed but ok... It was the worst round of my professional career. I just didn't want to let anyone down and that thinking got in the way..."

Yea I can only imagine being under that pressure.  I get nervous on the first tee with just the guys I'm playing with watching me.  That +27 is bad but for me it would be a +50.  Funny though, because as a former musician/vocalist during my early years, I could stand on stage and play/sing in front of hundreds of people and not be nearly as nervous as standing over that little white ball.  I think it may be because I felt as if I had more control over an instrument or my voice than I do trying to accurately hit the golf ball.

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Sad Isaac played below his potential. Emily missed the cut in her LPGA event too, so 0 for 2 with BB NFL. Emily is doing quite well on her tour tho and might just earn her LPGA card.
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That +27 is for 2 rounds, so it's actually worse than that.

He's a good golfer, based on what I saw on Big Break.

The Big Break is a series of one off challenges where you can get a little luck and get through, or you can get pretty unlucky and get bounced. I know one of the guys that Sanchez "beat" and the guy did not hit one bad shot the entire series and still got bounced due to pure bad luck. That guy also 1) made a US Open and 2) missed the cut in that US Open by 1 shot. Pretty sure he'd take Sanchez' money virtually every time if they played 18 despite the fact that Sanchez made a 30 foot snaking downhiller to knock him off the Big Break.

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