The Flub Shot
By mustang6560 on 2/24/12
If there were a weekly "Not Top 10" highlight reel for golf, then Angela Stanford's second shot on the par-5 9th hole would make the cut.
It's not very often you see a professional flub a shot as bad as Angela did. But the difference between a professional who flubs a shot and an amateur who flubs a shot is the professional is able to recover. After her near mishit, Angela recovered and hit her third shot to 15 feet and drained the putt for birdie - #nobigdeal!
The American is currently in a three-way tie for the lead at the HSBC Women's Championship in Singapore.
photo via Wikipedia
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Duke of Hazards says:
I did that same exact thing 2 rounds ago on my 2nd shot on a par 5. Dribbled up about 25 yards. Got pissed and quickly went up with same club and flew my 3rd shot from rough on an uphill lie 218 yards with my hybrid to about 6 feet from the hole. Of course, since I suck at putting, I only parred, but that 3rd shot was arguably in my top 3 shots all time. Maybe something about the adrenaline from that flub crowded out my 12-step swing thought program for crap-hackery. hmmm...
hahah fooled the camera man a bit
Thats why i hate hitting my 3wood from the fairway. That putt looked a lot longer than 15ft. I still think Mahan's flub chip in the Ryder cup was a whole lot worse.
Bubba topped a drive the other day about 100yards, straight topped it.
Looks like a severe downslope swinging with a long club. I can forgive it. It's almost a curse that she made a birdie because if not that mishit doesn't make the highlights and blogs. And it was not a "near mishit" as Nate calls it. That wasn't just a top it was a chunk&top combo special. If anything its double the mishit.
There is a "Not Top 10." It's called "Not Top 10." Try SportSCenter once in a while.
@spacemany0- The Not Top 10 is the reason I watch SC on Fridays. I'm referring to a NT10 for golf.
Dukeofhazard, me too, Black Mesa golf course, You remember those holes. 40 yard drive followed by two really good 3 woods to an 8 inch putt for birdie.
Some time ago I was playing with a guy who referred to himself as "player". Well, "player" hit this great tee shot on the 18th hole, a par 5, but it hit a crow in mid-flight and bounced back on to the tee box. "Player" took out a 3-wood and killed it. Then he took out his 1 iron (I mean, who plays a 1 iron??) and hit a shot that landed on the fringe and was going right into the hole for an eagle when out of the sky came a real eagle that stopped the ball an inch away from the hole. At this point "player" was so upset that he missed the tap in putt for birdie. The green was so fast the ball rolled into a deep bunker where it landed near an alligator. After wrestling the alligator into submission, "player" hit a great sand shot that almost went into the hole but unfortunately it hit the flagstick, and, of course, the greens being so fast the ball rolled into another bunker. Well, you guys all know the rest of the story.
Matt F says:
I do that all the time. I like to call it a good miss.
bk: Yep, we know the rest. Shot 1 over, 73.
I think Mahan's shank on yesterday in the early match at the WGC was far worse. I saw that and just started laughing hysterically. There is hope
joe jones says:
Every time I see one of these flubs I say to myself "I have that shot " Itwas great to listen to the announcers gag over the shank word.
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