Alex Noren had an extraordinary back nine at the Hero World Challenge.
Tiger Woods’ annual event in the Bahamas sees 18 of among the best players in the world compete at the end of the year, and the quality has been on display throughout the field.
In the middle of the field, Sweden’s Alex Noren experienced the highs and lows of the game all within a few holes.
One over after his first nine holes on Saturday, the 2018 French Open winner dropped another shot on the tenth and was languishing on +2 for the day.
After almost holing his tee shot on the par three 12th, the 36-year-old went on an insane run as he approached the clubhouse.
He birdied the 14th, eagled the par five 15th, but handed over those shots in one fell swoop on the 16th.
The 485-yarder plays uphill all the way and is heavily guarded by bunkers and undulations – obstacles that ensured Noren made a triple bogey 7.
With that blow, he was set to implode. But one hole later, he was the owner of a brand new motorcycle courtesy of a hole-in-one on the 17th.
He birdied the last for good measure to post a -2 round of 70, a score that tells nothing of the story.
This week’s weirdest scorecard.
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As it stands, he is six shots off joint leaders Jon Rahm, Tony Finau and Henrik Stenson.