Watch: Worst Shots From 2021 PGA Tour Featuring Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, and Others

Published 12/24/2021, 7:16 AM EST
May 7, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Phil Mickelson after his bogey on 15 during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports


Golf is one of the most popular sports in the world. There are plenty of top professional golfers who compete on the PGA Tour. Meanwhile, PGA Tour is the most popular and the top tour in professional golf. Hence, almost every golfer has a dream of competing on this tour at least once. 

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Meanwhile, golf is a simple sport to understand and play leisurely. But it is arduous to master this sport. Sometimes we feel envious of the tour pros after watching them flush their shots with their golf club. However, it is imperative to understand that even tour pros haven’t mastered this game.

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Even the top players hit a shank or an errant tee shot. So as 2021 comes to an end, let us have a look at the best of the worst shots on the PGA Tour in 2021, featuring players like Rory Mcllroy, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, and others. 

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 9, 2021 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy reacts on the 16th green during the second round REUTERS/Mike Segar

As we all know, the great Arnold Palmer has said, “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.” And this is what we had an opportunity to watch this year on the PGA Tour.  

Best of the worst shots from the 2021 PGA Tour 

Meanwhile, we always feel there is an enormous difference between an amateur golfer and a professional golfer. But apart from experience, what separates the tour pros from an amateur is their ability to handle bad shots. Even after playing poor shots, their recovery shots are impeccable. 

And as the renowned Sports Psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella has said, “Golf is about how well you accept, respond to, and score with your misses, much more so than it is a game of your perfect shots.” Hence, professional golfers are just like us! But their ability to score with their misses is what sets them apart from amateur and leisure golfers. So here are a few of the worst shots, like shanks, slices, poor putts, duffs, hooks, errant tee shots of tour pros from the 2021 PGA Tour.

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Meanwhile, these shots were played by top professional golfers, including the 2021 Open Championship winner. So here are a few of the prominent names who played those poor shots and are featured in the above video. 

  1. Rory Mcllroy
  2. Phil Mickelson
  3. Justin Thomas
  4. Collin Morikawa
  5. Billy Horschel 
  6. Jordan Spieth
  7. Tyrell Hatton
  8. Patrick Reed
  9. Justin Rose
  10. Bryson DeChambeau

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So next time, if you feel bad after slicing or shanking a golf ball, remember that even the top players make the same mistakes. Hence, it is important to enjoy the game and have a good laugh at a bad shot sometimes. Meanwhile, which was your favorite moment in the video? Do let us know in the comments section below. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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