English golfer Eddie Pepperell brought the movie Tin Cup to mind as he peppered every ball he had into a pond at the Turkish Airlines Open, then walked off the course.
The world number 47 was later disqualified for "failure to complete a hole", officials said after the 28-year-old emptied his bag in the long water carry at the par-five fourth during Saturday's third round of the European Tour event.
"Eddie hit his shots ... then came over to tell us he had run out of balls," playing partner Martin Kaymer told reporters. "Then he walked off."
Former US Open champion Kaymer wasn't sure if Pepperell had hit four or five balls, but thought it was five.
"He was quick, so it was hard to keep track. He did not ask if he could borrow one. It did not look like he wanted to play."
Only in 1996 movie Tin Cup had he ever seen anything like it, Kaymer said.
Contacted by text in his hotel, Pepperell would only say there was "nothing to add really" and admitted he too was unsure how many balls he had launched into the water, Golfworld reported.