Watch: Seung-Yul Noh executes a textbook flop shot

Seung-Yul Noh
Seung-Yul Noh hits a perfect flop shot Sunday for a clutch up-and-down.
By Mark Aumann
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, June 29, 2014 | 4:25 p.m.

In most instances from the fringe, golfers are taught to land the ball on the green quickly and let it roll to the hole.

But Seung-Yul Noh faced a situation Sunday that required him to go up and over a ridge that bisected the green at Congressional Country Club's No. 5. So he pulled a page from Phil Mickelson's bag of tricks and went for the flop shot. Here's the result:

With that putt for par, Noh escaped danger and kept from putting a big number on his scorecard early in the round. He played the shot with the clubface open, just as if he was hitting out of a bunker. It's exactly how PGA professional Quinn Griffing describes hitting that kind of shot in this instructional video: