Putter thrower Li Haotong faces telling off from his mum

Chinese golfer’s mother waded into pond only to discover putter had been snapped in two

 Li Haotong threw his putter into a lake after making a bogey on the par-three 11th hole in the first round of the HNA Open de France. Photograph: Tannen Maury

Li Haotong threw his putter into a lake after making a bogey on the par-three 11th hole in the first round of the HNA Open de France. Photograph: Tannen Maury

 

China’s Li Haotong faces the wrath of his mother after she waded into a pond at Le Golf National to retrieve his putter – only to find it had been snapped in half.

Li threw his putter into the water surrounding the 11th green after making a bogey on the par three during the first round of the HNA Open de France on Thursday.

Around 20 minutes later, the 21-year-old’s mother was then pictured wading knee-deep into the water to collect the club, which she appeared surprised to find was no longer in one piece.

That was much to the amusement of Tyrrell Hatton, Thomas Pieters and Alex Noren, who were two groups behind Li and playing the 11th hole at the time.

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