On the third hole of his Friday round at the Irish Open, Irishman Shane Lowry bent his putter in a fit of anger.
Under the Rules of Golf, since the putter wasn't bent in the natural course of play, that meant Lowry had to find another club to putt with the rest of the way. He chose a wedge, and, as it turns out, it was good enough to get him to the weekend at Royal County Down.
Starting on the 10th hole, Lowry bent his putter on the 12th.
That didn't stymie the 2009 champion (as an amateur), however, as he made three birdies heading in, including a 30-footer on his 16th hole, the par-3 seventh.
In total, Lowry shot 3-over 74 on another tough scoring day. Combined with an opening 72, that was good enough to get to the weekend.
After the round, Lowry showed some remorse over the act, but was happy with the result.