Duke takes medicine, makes incredible par at Pinehurst

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Ken Duke made a wise choice from a difficult lie at Pinehurst on Friday and was rewarded for the smart decision immediately.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 | 10:03 a.m.

You hear it all the time at a U.S. Open -- to avoid the big number, you've got to "take your medicine."

That's exactly what Ken Duke did when faced with an unfortunate break at the par-3 ninth hole. His tee shot wound up behind a clump of grass. Rather than play a hero shot, Duke putted the ball back into the bunker.

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From there, he holed out for your average, run-of-the-mill par.

Incredible stuff.

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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.