Branden Grace skips ball over water to within 5 feet of hole

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Is there anything more fun during a boring practice round than watching pro golfers take a crack at skipping their golf ball across a water hazard?
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 2:27 p.m.

South Africa's Branden Grace has made some noise the last two years in major championships, racking up top-5 finishes in four of the last eight he's played, most notably a third-place showing at the 2015 PGA Championship (which he followed with a T4 this year).

On Wednesday, the seven-time European Tour winner made noise at the Leopard Creek CC in Malelane, South Africa ahead of this week's Alfred Dunhill Championship, with this skip shot over the water:

What's left? About 5 feet? Not bad at all.

BUT... we will see your 5 feet skipping it across the water, Branden, and raise you this water-skipping ace from Vijay Singh on the 16th hole at Augusta National during a practice round in 2009:


T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.