We all know golf is a game that both gives and takes away.
So it was for South Africa's Garth Mulroy during second round play of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
Mulroy was playing his second shot on the par-4 16th.
His shot looked good all the way, taking two firm bounces on the green and up to the flagstick.
Then this happened:
Given and taken away indeed.
Mulroy would go on to make his putt for birdie.
After two rounds he is at 9-under, 2 behind the leader Jimmy Mullen.
Nobody's perfect, especially on the golf course.
When it comes to missing short putts, we've all been there.
But this one that Ernie Els -- a four-time major winner -- missed at the Dunhill Links on Thursday is hard to believe considering the caliber of player he is.
Check it out:
Yikes. That didn't even hit the hole.
Watch it again and pay attention to the stab he takes at it with his right wrist. That doesn't exactly look textbook.
At least he didn't do this after missing the shorty (maybe he felt like doing this though):
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