Few sports provide such a swirled blend of elation and frustration as the game of golf. From first-timers to seasoned pros, challenges await with each trip to the course.
King George V, who reigned over the United Kingdom, British Dominions and India for 25 years, described the ebbs and flows of an 18-hole adventure with a notable quip.
"Golf always makes me so damned angry," said the man who led his country through the horrors of World War I.
Indeed, the game can be vicious enough to bring a king to his knees.
Even at its highest level, golf has the ability to humble greats and punish hopefuls. The PGA Tour features a feared list of treacherous tasks on various continents.
While you're certain to come up with countless other nightmarish scenarios from courses across the globe, here's our top 10 most difficult endeavors that tend to keep even the greatest players in fits on a frequent basis.