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As an amateur golfer who thrives in terrible conditions, I know a thing or two about skulling the ball. If you gave me a crack at it, I could probably win The British Open if the conditions were shitty enough. Just get me on the tee with a 3-wood and let me sting some into the fairway before rolling in some putts with reduced break from the rain. Done and done.
Turns out Charley Hoffman is in the same boat considering his shot at yesterday’s Valero Texas Open, which he went on to win today. The shot, which the PGA’s shot tracker put at 212 yards, looks like it never went more than 10 feet off the ground.
See for yourself.
To shrug that off when you’re leading a tournament where the winner takes home $1,116,000 takes a serious “I don’t give a fuck” attitude, which is something you have to respect. After all, he ended up parring the hole and whereas most of us would’ve taken a snowman and said, “Fuck it, I’m not keeping score anymore — anyone wanna scramble?”
But hey, that’s why he finished 12 strokes under and we all finish 12 beers deep. .
[via Golf Digest]
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