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Zach Johnson banks bunker shot off playing partner's ball and into the hole
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 1:45 p.m.
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.
Zach Johnson, a two-time major winner, is no doubt good (better than most, in fact).
But on Bay Hill's 17th hole in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, Johnson was extremely lucky.
Plugged in a greenside bunker after his tee shot at the par 3, Johnson blasted out. The ball had some serious pace and looked as though it would run well past the hole.
Instead, it hit the ball of Johnson's playing partner, Byeong Hun An, took a sharp left and dropped directly into the center of the cup for an unlikely birdie:
In the spirit of #MarchMadness ...
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 19, 2017
Johnson will take it.
As cool as that was, nothing comes close to touching the bank-shot ace Louis Oosthuizen made in the final round of the Masters a year ago:
— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 10, 2016
I mean, come on.