Rod Pampling hits bad tee shot, becomes hero at PGA Championship

Lynette Rowe
August 13, 2017

The horn blew to suspend second-round play at the PGA Championship due to darkness Friday at 8:11 p.m.

Johnson hustled into position at the 18th tee to hit a tee shot for the group, which allowed them to complete the hole and avoid having to return early on Saturday to finish.

Rod Pampling made sure his group was able to finish off its play.

Rod Pampling was in a rush. Nobody in that threesome (Pampling, Thomas Pieters and Xander Schauffele) had any chance to make the cut as they approached Quail Hollow's par-4 ninth (their final hole of the round).

Now, if that isn't the worst shot you've ever seen a pro take, we'd love to hear about it.

More news: Auto possibly belonging to missing Thai students found

Well, that's embarrassing. Look at that apex ... The ball only got 13 feet off the ground.

And, after being informed that the klaxons were about to sound as he stood on the ninth tee, Pampling hastily slipped on his glove and practically ran up to his ball before swotting it away in a stroke more reminiscent of Happy Gilmore rather than a professional golfer!

Added Day: "I do remember finishing in the dark a lot when I was a kid, not thinking that I was going to be running down the 18th hole at a major championship".

He ended up double bogeying the hole to post at 14-over 156. He wasn't about to wake up early and come back for one hole on Saturday.

Other reports by LeisureTravelAid

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER