As the old saying goes, sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.
Justin Thomas found himself lying two from the rough with an obstructed view at the par-4 4th hole green. The optimal situation is punch out, hopefully hit the green and have a decent putt for par, right?
LEADERBOARD: Scores from the WGC-Mexico Championship
Not for JT, who has shown quite a bit of magic on the golf course to start out the PGA Tour season. After clearing the tree, the ball takes a fortuitous bounce and finds the bottom of the cup for an unconventional birdie.
He might not have as many championships as Michael Jordan, but he sure does have the shrug down.
Thomas had a bit of a roller coaster back nine and finished the first round with a 2-under 69, two strokes back of the lead pack of six players tied at the top.