Francesco Molinari rattles the flagstick from 180 yards out

Francesco Molinari
Francesco Molinari nearly holed a 180-yard shot from the rough Saturday at Bay Hill.
By Mark Aumann
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, March 22, 2014 | 6:31 p.m.

Who says there's no March Madness in golf? Francesco Molinari nearly holed the equivalent of a full-court buzzer-beater Saturday in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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Molinari was in the left hand rough on the par-4, 466-yard 15th at Bay Hill, more than 180 yards away from the flag, when he put this swing on the ball. The only thing that could have made it better was if somebody had pulled the flagstick.

The look on Molinari's face is priceless. He's actually disappointed that he has to putt for a tap-in birdie. Most amateurs would have been excited to have been anywhere on the green from there.

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