If you've been playing golf most of your life, chances are you've had those moments on the practice green, with the sun setting, imagining you were stroking a putt to win a major.
With the sun setting on the 18th green Canoe Brook's North Course in Summit, N.J., amateur Chris Crawford was faced with a 40-footer for birdie and a spot in next week's U.S. Open at Oakmont.
Crawford, who recently finished his senior season at Drexel, had just bogeyed the 17th hole after missing a 3-foot putt for par.
Perhaps a little spooked by that missed putt, Crawford hooked his tee shot on the par-5 18th hole and was forced to play his second shot down the adjacent 13th fairway. A third shot, from 185 yards, set up the 40 footer on his 36th hole of the day -- with everything riding on it.
Here's what Crawford went ahead and did (h/t GolfDigest.com):
No matter what happens for Crawford next week at Oakmont, he'll never forget how he punched his ticket into the 116th U.S. Open.