Sometimes -- OK, most of the time -- golf just isn't fair.
The latest example came today during the first round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, the European Tour's flagship event, when England's James Morrison hit a perfect approach shot, only to watch it nail the flagstick and ricochet off the green.
What should have been a short putt for birdie at the par-4 15th hole quickly began to look like a challenge for a par.
Thankfully for Morrison, winner of last week's Spanish Open, the Golf Gods have a twisted sense of humor. Moments later, he chipped in for the birdie he deserved.
Well played, Golf Gods. Well played.