Luck on the course can swing either way. There are times when players get a really bad bounce and land up in the bunkers, and there are occasions when some help from the gods gets you right near the putting line.
However, Swedish golfer Alex Noren had some extreme luck going for himself at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland on Sunday when a mishit bounced off the Rusacks Hotel building and boomeranged back inside the course, that too just near the putt on the golfing green!
It was a spectacle as the ball was seemingly heading out of bounds when it came back inside miraculously to everyone’s surprise. You can watch the video below:
Thanks to the tied second finish at the tournament in St Andrews, Noren is now perfectly placed for a qualification finish next year for the majors.
Other than Alex Noren, here’s more viral news from St Andrews: The ‘twinning’ Hojgaard twins
Denmark’s Nicolai and Rasmus Hojgaard, the Hojgaard twins, wore identical outfits, donning black pullovers, grey knit beanies, black pants to go with, and white sneakers. Basically, they were a carbon copy of each another.
The two 21-year-olds even posed for a picture at the end of the event on the Swilcan Bridge. However, Rasmus had a much better tournament with a tied 17th place finish while Nicolai missed the cut.
Earlier among the entrants, Patrick Reed pulled out from the Alfred Links Dunhill Championship due to a back issue which he picked up at Versailles hotel during the Open de France. “The mattress was just too soft for me,” Reed said. “I played well in the pro-am but the pain in my back was getting worse.”
“It’s disappointing as I was looking forward to coming back to France after being there for the Ryder Cup. “I first played the Dunhill Links back in 2011. It was my first European Tour event, so that’s another event I was looking forward to playing,” he had added.
Reed joined the Saudi-backed LIV Golf earlier this year for a whopping sum of £50 million. After joining the rebel league, the American golfer said that he is joining them to spend quality time with his family.