Sargent’s tap-in putt on the 18th hole bizarrely jumped out of the cup after he rolled it in dead center
Golf fans were left bemused on Sunday at the US Open after a short tap-in putt from Gordon Sargent jumped out of the hole on the 18th at Los Angeles Country Club.
The young American, who won the low amateur honors at this year’s championship, went to tap in for par at the finishing hole, and, to his credit, the putt went in dead center. However, his ball popped up and back out of the hole in what was a rare, confusing moment.
As the ball jumped out, it meant that the unlucky break cost him a shot, with a number of figures in the game questioning what had just happened on social media.
I can only imagine what if that was the final hole and that putt decided the Championship – what kind of mayhem would have ensued?
Twitter, which was briefly taken over by the bizarre moment had its own takes on the matter…
Come on USGA – This one is on you. Happy it didn’t affect anything other than an amateur’s low-round trophy score.
I guess it could have been worse – Sorry Danny Lee