'Pro' golfer shoots 55-over 127 in U.S. Open qualifier

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Golf, unlike any other sport, can expose personal flaws in a variety of ways.

One golfer, trying to qualify for next month's U.S. Open at Erin Hills Golf Course in Wisconsin, exposed not only his inability to play golf, but also his inability to recognise his own flaws.

Clifton McDonald, a "professional", shot a 127 with a 68 on the back nine - his front side - on Wednesday at Silver Lakes in Glencoe, Alabama.

How did McDonald get in the field?

Well, normally amateur players must prove they have a 1.4 handicap or lower to gain entry into a local U.S. Open qualifier, but McDonald was somehow listed as a pro.

The result was not pretty, and it really hurt the serious golfers playing with and around him, like Lee McCoy for instance. The former college All-American managed to advance with a 70, but he was stuck behind McDonald all day. He ultimately posted McDonald's scorecard on Twitter.

McDonald proved the age-old saying of "just because you can do something doesn't mean you should".