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When Na’s playing partner Brian Gay was asked about the sequence of events, he replied quickly, “Tin Cup,” a reference to the Kevin Costner golf movie in which Costner’s character kept pumping one ball after another into a water hazard.

“He was determined to keep reloading,” Gay said. “I wouldn’t have done it. I would have probably dropped and hit a wedge. The only thing he said to me was, ‘I was going for the pin to begin with.’ He’s like, ‘What have I got to lose?’ He was just stubborn enough to keep missing it over to the right.”

Na had a double-digit score on a hole another time during his PGA Tour career, in the 2011 Valero Texas Open. He drove into thick, tangled brush on the par-4 ninth hole of the TPC San Antonio and repeatedly hacked at the ball to get it out. Na eventually made a 16, leading to a nickname bestowed on him by PGA Tour caddies: “Candles.”

When asked if he had any flashbacks to that day, Na quickly said, “No.”

Na refused to blame his back problems on his 72-hole score of 13-over 301. But he said there was “no chance” he would have played if it had been any other tournament.

Give Na and Watson credit: They rebounded from their respective disasters. Na birdied three of his last six holes, including No. 18, and did not make another bogey. Watson played his final six holes at 1-under, with two birdies — with one also at No. 18.

The scores by Na and Watson at No. 10 were the highest on any hole this week.