Russell Knox came to the 17th tee Saturday at TPC Sawgrass at 7-under par and safely inside the top 10 of the Players Championship - but three errant tee shots into the island green later, he had plummeted down the leaderboard with a sextuple bogey nine.

Russell Knox. 🙈 https://t.co/cx1COrlUU6

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 14, 2016

With the pin in the front left section of the green, Knox left his opening shot just short and followed it up with a horrendous shank. He re-teed the ball a third time and came up short. Knox carded a nine and bogeyed the final hole for a third round score of 80, dropping him to even par for the tournament. Knox tried to keep a positive outlook and even made fun of himself on Twitter after the round.

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"I ended up making an awesome putt for 9. After I was walking through the tunnel (toward the 18th tee) I was like, `Whoa, that was to avoid a 10.' ... It's a different story once you've hit two in a row in the water. The green felt like it was the size of a quarter.... Until you're in that position, you don't understand what it feels like."

SHANK you very much for all the nice messages. Looking forward to getting my revenge today!!! #THEPLAYERS pic.twitter.com/5IOMUhVURr

— Russell Knox (@rooknox) May 15, 2016