Garth Mulroy's golf ball goes in the cup, but not for long

Garth Mulroy watches his second shot on the par-4 16 at St. Andrews.
By Melissa Blanton

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, October 02, 2015 | 10:44 a.m.

We all know golf is a game that both gives and takes away.

So it was for South Africa's Garth Mulroy during second round play of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

Mulroy was playing his second shot on the par-4 16th.

His shot looked good all the way, taking two firm bounces on the green and up to the flagstick.

Then this happened:


"I think there's a goalkeeper in there!"

Posted by European Tour on Friday, October 2, 2015

Given and taken away indeed.

Mulroy would go on to make his putt for birdie.

After two rounds he is at 9-under, 2 behind the leader Jimmy Mullen.

Melissa Blanton is a Northern California native, sports fan, golf nerd and news junkie.