"Someone threw that out!" Golf fans baffled how Bob MacIntyre's drive did THIS?!

If Bob MacIntyre goes on to make the European Ryder Cup team, he might just look back on this moment...

Golf fans were left in total disbelief at how Bob MacIntyre's drive possibly ended up bouncing off a fence and through a bunch of trees into the intermediate rough on the 14th hole in round two of the Omega European Masters. 

MacIntyre is currently holding for dear life for the final automatic place in Luke Donald's European Ryder Cup team. 

Left-hander MacIntyre thrashed his drive away down the right side of the par-5 14th, and he was immediately begging for his ball to get lucky. 

"No, no, get lucky, get lucky, get lucky," MacIntyre begged to his ball in the air. 

He certainly got lucky alright.

MacIntyre's ball sailed straight right into the OB fence by the driving range. 

Or so we all thought. 

Two seconds later, a ball popped out the darkness, passed through a gap in the trees and down into the light rough. 

It left golf fans and those in the Sky Sports Golf commentary box in disbelief. 

Andrew Coltart said: "What a break that is, goodness me, he's got a lie out of it!" 

"Someone just totally threw that out!" one golf fan commented on social media. 

Another wrote: "Anyone know who was standing under the tree?!" 


MacIntyre went on to make par on the hole en route to a second-round 69. 

That was thankfully enough for the Scot to make the halfway cut on the number at 3-under par

Although that leaves him nine strokes off the pace currently set by two-time European Masters champion Matt Fitzpatrick, it does keep his dream of playing his way into his first European Ryder Cup team alive at Crans-sur-Sierre. 

Much of that will likely be down to whether Poland's Adrian Meronk finishes T2 with two other players or better.

That is really the only scenario left now that will prevent MacIntyre from making the team automatically come Sunday night. 

Meronk was tied for the lead with two holes left to play in his second round but he finished poorly with a bogey and double bogey on 17 and 18 to fall back to T5 and three strokes behind Fitzpatrick. 

Should Meronk move ahead of MacIntyre in the automatic standings, it then remains to be seen whether Donald will hand MacIntyre a pick in the team.

Following his recent runner-up finish behind Rory McIlroy at the Scottish Open, you would very much hope so, but there are a number of other Europeans playing some solid golf of late, in particular Nicolai Hojgaard and Ludvig Aberg.

Eddie Pepperell admits he worries about the integrity of the European Ryder Cup team qualification process should Aberg get a pick though. 

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