Kristoffer Broberg slam-dunks wedge shot for birdie at Doral

Kristoffer Broberg
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A chagrined Kristoffer Broberg got a congratulatory pat from his caddie after his wedge shot dropped into the 16th hole on the fly Friday at Doral.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, March 04, 2016 | 3:11 p.m.
 
At No. 68 in the world ranking, Kristoffer Broberg was about the last man into the field for this week's Cadillac Championship. And after an 11-over 83 to open on Thursday, it's pretty clear that he'd didn't quite have a handle on the Blue Monster.
 
This afternoon, however, the 29-year-old European Tour player from Sweden hit a shot he'll remember a long time after he forgets the start to his week. 
 
 
Broberg was sitting 86 feet away from the flag on the par-4 16th hole, and pulled out a wedge to try to knock his ball up close and salvage a par. He made solid contact – maybe a little too solid – and his ball flew all the way to the flag – and dove into the hole for an unlikely birdie. The ball never hit the ground – and had it not hit the flag, it would have finished up waaaay past the hole.
 
Broberg's chagrined reaction was as hilarious as his shot was eye-popping. But hey, a birdie is a birdie – and we're happy to report that he's playing much better today. That slam-dunk birdie was the second of three in a row for him, and he's 2 under par for the day as he plays his final nine holes.
 
Here's his shot: