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Pro nearly whiffs, tops it and darts ball to 10 feet — from 240 yards away

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Pro nearly whiffs, tops it and darts ball to 10 feet — from 240 yards away

Pro nearly whiffs, tops it and darts ball to 10 feet — from 240 yards away

Rasmus Højgaard on Thursday following his next shot on the 15th hole at 15th at Al Hamra Golfing Club.


Rasmus Højgaard, for 20 seconds, watched his ball. About halfway by, he pushed up the invoice of his white hat with his remaining hand and scratched his head. In advance of creeping forward, he laughed, his cap even now at an angle. 

How greatest to describe this shot on the par-5 15th at Al Hamra Golfing Club during Thursday’s very first round of the DP Entire world Tour’s Ras al Khaimah Championship?

Don’t glimpse at Højgaard’s ball. Just search at Højgaard. 

Okay, Alright, check out the shot, much too. It was a drive-up-your-hat-and-giggle kind of effort and hard work. From the indigenous space left of the hole, from 242 yards out, Højgaard strike his 2nd shot, the ball approximately struck a grass lip, it acquired no higher than 10 ft off the floor — and it finished 10 toes from the hole. 

On a slowed-down replay, he appeared to have not caught not the bottom of the ball, and surely not the center, and approximately none of it.

“He approximately missed it,” an announcer on the Golf Channel broadcast claimed. “It was so near to refreshing air. It was topped third-, even top rated-quarter of the ball.” 

It was sufficient. From there, Højgaard’s ball rolled and rolled, on to the eco-friendly and just still left of the cup prior to ending just previous it. From there, he two-putted, his scorecard basically study “4,” and he completed the spherical with a a few-below 69

“There aren’t way too quite a few that major it onto the inexperienced like that,” an additional announcer reported on the broadcast. “Look at him. He’s amazed. Oh, which is the way to participate in. That’s the foreseeable future. You got to continue to keep it down. Don’t allow the wind deflect it. That was unreal.” 

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“Wouldn’t that be one thing — a topped albatross?” another announcer said on the broadcast.

And what say you, Rasmus? As he was questioned about it afterward, he once more titled his hat up and itched his hair. 

“I really do not really know,” said the 20-yr-previous from Denmark, who along with his twin brother, Nicolai, are presently winners on the previously named European Tour. “Um, I was a little bit in in between two clubs, and I went with the club I had to strike a small more challenging, and I did not quite time it so. 

“It came off a minor minimal off the experience and it trickled all the way up to 10 toes for eagle so which is a bit crazy.” 

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Nick Piastowski

Nick Piastowski

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Nick Piastowski is a Senior Editor at Golf.com and Golfing Journal. In his function, he is accountable for enhancing, creating and building stories across the golf place. And when he’s not producing about techniques to hit the golf ball farther and straighter, the Milwaukee indigenous is likely enjoying the activity, hitting the ball still left, correct and small, and ingesting a chilly beer to wash absent his rating. You can reach out to him about any of these matters — his stories, his video game or his beers — at [email protected].

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