In the second round of the 2014 CIMB Classic, Lee Westwood aces the par-3 11th hole.
You wouldn’t think a three-foot golf putt would be a very interesting? Think again!
The putt below comes from the ninth hole in Elie, Scotland, and our shooters named is Greg. Besides that, we don’t know too much, but this might be the greatest birdie putt of all time.
Greg decided to go, in his own words, “the scenic route,” and instead of aiming directly for the hole, went up a large bank beside the green and back down straight into the hole.
Luckily his mate was filming it, and what might have become a barely believable folktale told at the 19th hole is instead a moment that lives forever.
[YouTube: Golfing Links Organisation, h/t BleacherReport]
Eagles are usually thought to be a good thing in golf.
Check out Jamie Sadlowski, a Callaway-endorsed long drive champion, who makes his money hitting the long ball. And the fact that he hit one 331 yards from his knees just makes me feel bad about my golf game.
British Open and PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy was voted the 2014 PGA Tour Player of the Year by the Tour’s members—the second such award in three years for the 25-year-old Northern Irishman.
The PGA Tour noted the latest award win for McIlroy on its official site, also announcing Chesson Hadley as Rookie of the Year. The release includes comments from PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem about both players’ success.
“My congratulations to Rory and Chesson for their outstanding accomplishments that earned them season-ending honors from their peers,” he said. “Both players earned their awards with their consistent and steady play throughout the season.”
Billy Horschel, Martin Kaymer, Jimmy Walker and Bubba Watson were the other finalists for the coveted Player of the Year award.
It was a dominant season for McIlroy, who won three tournaments, including the aforementioned pair of majors, and finished inside the top 10 in 12 of 17 events. That includes an eighth-place result at The Masters.
Jamie Donaldson clinched the Ryder Cup for Europe with a tremendous wedge shot from 140+ yards on Sunday. (Video below) On Monday morning, Donaldson did an interview with Sky Sports. When asked if the Ryder Cup-clinching shot had sunk in yet, Donaldson answered truthfully, “No, ’cause I’m still drunk.”