Factory worker John Singleton unravels during back 9

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It's the story of the first round at the British Open. John Singleton doesn't play on the European tour, and he doesn't play in amateur tournaments. He works in a factory and qualified for the British Open.

He even used a friend's clubs because his were in no condition to play a qualifier.

Singleton stood tall on the front nine, making one bogey for a 1-over 36. The back nine is where things started to unravel, as he double-bogeyed 12, and bogeyed 13 , 14, 16, and 17.

An emotional Singleton explained to ESPN why he stepped away from his first tee shot, and how it felt when he nailed it. "Somebody sneezed, and I was going to hit it ... I can't believe I look so calm, I was terrified. I hit it so good."

At 6-over 78, Singleton is at the bottom of the pack, but he can put a feather in his cap. 

Not only did he achieve his dream of playing in the British Open, he's tied with Patrick Reed, the man who said he's one of the top-five golfers in the world.

He also had a lot of fun doing it:

Factory worker John Singleton unravels during back 9
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