Luke Donald's tee shot hits house, finds fairway

Luke Donald
This house was incredibly friendly to an errant Luke Donald tee shot on Monday, sending the ball back to the middle of the fairway at PGA National's 13th hole.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, March 02, 2015 | 10:23 a.m.

Sometimes things just go your way on the golf course -- even if that "way" at first looks to be "wayward."

Just ask Luke Donald.

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At 3-under par for the tournament and at that same mark for the final round of the Honda Classic on Monday, Donald stepped up to the 386-yard 13th hole at PGA National and unleashed a tee shot that was yanked way left. So far left that it hit the roof of a house out of bounds.

The Golf Gods were with Donald, however, as the ball caromed back into the middle of the fairway, leaving him 157 yards to the hole.

Donald got his approach shot on the green and two-putted for a not-so-routine par.

As for Donald's ShotLink stats, that'll count as just another fairway hit.

Check it out:


And, in case you were wondering: If your ball happens to bounce of a house and back into play, there's no penalty. However, that's not to say you wouldn't possibly receive a bill from the homeowner to repair a broken window. 

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.