Sunday, August 10, 2014


Highlight of the day from yesterday's third round of the PGA Championship.

Australian golfer Jason Day hooked his drive on the second hole far to the left, across a creek and into thick weeds on the far side.  After a television broadcaster and his caddy waded across and located and identified his ball, Day gamely removed his shoes and socks and rolled his pants up to mid-thigh.  He then waded the creek and struggled through the weeds to his ball.  Neatly catching a club his caddy tossed to him over the creek, Day then went to work.  

He hacked the ball out of the weeds and into the rough on the other side of the fairway.  (Second shot)  He then waded back across the creek, dried his feet, re-donned his socks and shoes, rolled down his pants and proceeded.  

He then struck his ball up onto the green.  (Third shot)  Next he calmly sank a 12-foot putt for a par four. Probably one of the most unlikely pars this tournament will see.

It was fun to watch.

As the commercial says "these guys are good!"


Phil Perisich said...

You got to love those Australians. They seem to thrive on the not ordinary.

joeh said...

That really was fun to watch! I would have used my hand mashy.

Tom Cochrun said...

Missed that. Thanks for the report.

Stephen Hayes said...

I guess golfers gotta do what golfers gotta do.

Should Fish More said...

I'll resist the impulse to do the Mark Twain quote regarding golfing. Poor form to say I've even thought of it, I suppose.
I only played it once, in Thailand, 1968. The golf course had warning signs about cobras in the rough. The many balls I hacked out of bounds stayed there, I quite keeping score.

Lowandslow said...

Amazing skill. I'll bet the gallery even let loose with a whispered "Bravo".