Putting is hard, and it’s one of the reasons why golf often is a frustrating sport and takes lots of mental toughness to consistently find success.

One Olympic golfer, Japan’s Haru Nomura, gave up what could be a crucial stroke in the women’s golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio by missing a put from what looked like three or four inches.

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It wasn’t the best way to begin Wednesday’s first round, but there’s still time to recover.

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Thumbnail photo via Jul 9, 2016; San Martin, CA, USA; Haru Nomura tees off the fifth hole during the third round of the women's 2016 U.S. Open golf tournament at CordeValle Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports