British Open: Brandt Snedeker chip goes sideways into TV tower

Brandt Snedeker
Attempting to pitch out back into the fairway, Brandt Snedeker's plan at the par-4 ninth on Saturday was derailed when the rough snagged his club and sent the ball directly into a TV tower.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 5:58 a.m.

"Don't follow a bad shot with another bad shot. That was always my philosophy."

That was some insight given by five-time Open Champion Tom Watson, who would know, as he offered up some commentary from a TV tower as Brandt Snedeker prepared to hit his second shot on the par-4 ninth at Royal Troon on Saturday.

After a pulled tee shot, Snedeker found himself in some nasty rough. He tried to pitch the ball back into play. A lot of times in golf, what you try to do and what you actually do are quite different.

We're thinking that's what happened to Snedeker. His attempted pitch out when sideways and hit the TV tower just right of where he was playing his shot from:



Snedeker would go on to bogey the hole. 

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.