- Marc Leishman appeared to be heading towards disaster on the sixth hole of the Dell Technologies Championship when the golf gods intervened.
- Leishman’s approach shot appeared to be heading out of bounds when it hit a spectator in the leg and ricocheted towards the green.
- Leishman then sank a 55-foot putt that looked like it was going to go well past the hole.
- The fan got the ball, a signed glove, and maybe $US100 for his assistance.
Marc Leishman picked up a birdie he didn’t deserve in the first round of the Dell Technologies Championship with the help of a fan’s leg and a forgiving cup.
The sequence came on the Par 4 sixth hole after Leishman’s drive found a bunker. His approach shot then went wide right and appeared to be heading out of bounds.
But just when it looked like Leishman was heading to bogey – or worse – the golf gods intervened.
Leishman’s approach hit a fan on the leg and then rolled onto the green, stopping about 55 feet short of the hole (via PGA Tour Live).
Leishman checked on the fan, and as is customary, he gave the fan an autographed glove. The announcers said that it appeared that Leishman also gave the fan some cash – possibly a $US100 bill – but that was unconfirmed.
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But Leishman’s luck had not run out yet.
The PGA Tour vet’s long putt looked like it was going to race by the hole by a good distance. But the cup proved to be more forgiving than most players have experienced, and it was as if it reached up and grabbed the ball for a birdie.
The golf gods were with Leishman on this day. He then turned around and tossed the ball back to the fan who helped make it happen.
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