I was playing at merion on the 8th hole and my ball plugged into the bunker with a 60-70 lie only 13 yards from the pin. There was a big lip to go over and some tall grass. I wasted like 4 shots to hole out. First time it got unplugged but only went a few yards. Second time I got caught at the bunker lip. Third time I barely made it out of the tall grass but short of the pin.
I went with full shot about 33 percent power each time because that is what my calculations arrived me to. I never had problems getting close to the pin before this. And getting a 60-70 in the bunker is quite rare. Should I have gone with 50 or 60 power and put lots of back spin on it or what?
I made a 10 on that hole, with pars and a few birdies on the other holes. Went from -1 to +5 for that 9 hole tournament round.