One of the toughest challenges for a professional golfer is staying the course when things don’t go according to plan. Charley Hoffman had one of those days on Friday during the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

Charley’s round included four birdies, including this one after he deftly placed a 33-foot chip shot to within two feet at the short par-4 fourth hole:

However, his round also included six holes with scores in the red—including a bogey-double bogey-triple bogey stretch starting at No. 11.  Three pars sandwiched between birdies at No. 14 and No. 18 capped a round of 5-over 76.

Let’s hope that solid closing stretch is the start of momentum that will carry him above the cut line.


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