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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Watch: Ian Poulter hits luckiest shot of British Open

Ian Poulter struggled a bit in the first round of The Open Championship on Thursday, but the end result could have been a lot worse if not for one of the luckiest shots you will ever see on a golf course.

Poulter’s tee shot on the 18th hole found some thick rough, and he tried to muscle his ball out and fly it to the green on his second shot. He ended up not catching nearly enough of it, and it looked as though the ball was going to roll into a creek. Poulter was fortunate to watch it take a big bounce over the creek, but then the ball rolled into a bunker. It didn’t stay in the bunker, however, as it somehow rolled over the lip and trickled up near the green.

Just have a look at this:

Poulter managed to save par and finish with a score of 2-over for the round, which wasn’t all that great on a day where the leaders finished 4- and 5-under. Still, even he couldn’t resist smiling after catching that break. I guess when you make some of the most clutch putts of the season you’re bound to get lucky at least once.

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