British Open: Tony Finau's near-ace at Postage Stamp turns ugly

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The Postage Stamp -- playing just 100 yards on Saturday -- was not kind to Tony Finau. After what looked like a brilliant tee shot turned ugly in a matter of seconds.
By T.J. Auclair
PGA.com
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 11:58 a.m.

Tony Finau hit one of the best shots of the day at Royal Troon's famed par-3 eighth -- the Postage Stamp -- in the third round of the Open Championship on Saturday... that is until it wasn't.

Playing just 100 yards, check out how this Finau tee shot hits the cup only to find a sandy grave in the right greenside pot bunker:

 

 

Brutal.

Finau, coming off a double bogey on No. 7, would bogey the eighth. He was 1 over for the day and 3 under for the tournament through nine holes. 

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