Kevin Streelman's drive gets stuck in a tree at Bridgestone Invitational
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In all my years as a golfer, I've hit many trees with golf balls. Many, many trees.
But none of my many, many tree shots ever ended up like Kevin Streelman's on Thursday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. The Man of Streel teed it up on the par-4 third hole at Firestone Country Club and took a mighty swing – and his ball somehow got hung up in the loose bark of a tree.
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Not in a branch or a bird's nest – in the bark, about six or seven feet off the ground, almost like somebody placed it there. How bizarre.
Now, it if was me, I would've taken a whack at it in the tree. I mean, why not?
Streelman, however, consulted a rules official, pondered the situation, plucked his ball out of the bark and took a drop. Unfortunately, that didn't make things a whole lot better – he bogeyed the hole en route to a 78.
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