He’d miss the cut if he missed the putt. He’d miss the cut if he sank the putt. Mark Hubbard stood to lose nothing. And everything to gain, at least in terms of maybe injecting some levity into the Wells Fargo Championship proceedings.
So he hit a no-looker.
“Is he going to no-look this?” On the PGA Tour Live broadcast, announcer Jeff Eisenband observed. “Hold on, hold on, hold on. He did.”
Truly. The affable pro set up his 16-foot left-to-righter on the par-3 9th at TPC Potomac, then looked up and out to the right, in one of the lighter moments you’ll see. Also, I putted. He kept his head in that posture until his birdie putt went right.
Hubbard let out a smirk.
He was five-over at that point, and the cut line was even. He was still five over par when he tapped in for par, and the cut line was still even. We do, however, now have a memory.
On the PGA Tour Live broadcast, commentator Doug Smith commented, “Oh he should have made that.” “Put that on repeat all day. If you’re going to miss the cut, miss it with some pizazz.”
Hubbard is no stranger to flamboyance.
He was likewise on the verge of a missed cut at American Express a little over a year ago. And then there was his final hole. So he taught the Snail stroke to the masses. Not aware of it? It’s a Hubbard exclusive. Hold the putter in your left hand, gyrate downward, grip the putter with just your right pinky at the bottom of the shaft — and hit. He missed the putt, although it was seen by a few people.
On the Golf Channel broadcast, commentator Terry Gannon remarked, “What?”
“What in the heck is that?” Curt Byrum, an analyst, stated.
“That is next level right there,” expert Trevor Immelman exclaimed.
All of this begs the question: What does Hubbard have in store if there’s nothing at stake once more?
He teased the solution alongside the video of the no-looker on his Instagram feed.
“Next up, the no look snail?”
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