Raise your hand if you, like us, think getting the golf ball to do what you want it to do can be challenge. Of course, right? But every once in a while we get one of those seeing-eye breaks that turns an ordinary round into something special. That's what happened yesterday to Chris Stroud and Brian Stuard at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
They finished with a 4-under 68 after Round 1. But that score would likely have been at least a shot or two worse if Stroud hadn't gotten an assist from what we can only refer to as a phantom ball.
Stroud and his partner missed the par-4 eighth green by a matter of inches. They and officials noticed the ball was moving. Check out what happened next as they waited for it to come to a halt:
The assist gave Stroud a better look at the hole. His birdie putt is below at the :43 mark:
After a break like that, the putt was almost inevitable. pic.twitter.com/U0gYXmSfgW— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 28, 2017