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Golf 12.5.2017 09:20 am

#NeverGiveUp: US Open hopeful embarrasses with round of 127

All Clifton McDonald wanted to do is qualify for a Major. Instead, all he did was become a bit of a Twitter sensation.

An American professional golfer, who was trying to qualify for the 117th US Open, stumbled his way to a 55-over 127 at a tournament in Alabama on Wednesday.

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