Australian veteran Brendan Jones prevailed as the champion of the New Zealand Open, but it was really this moment that caught our attention during the final round.
It involved the World No. 1206 Shae Wools Cobb. At the time, he was in contention at Millbrook in Queenstown.
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Then this happened. The pro hit not one, but two golf balls when he was playing his approach shot with a pitching wedge.
The extraordinary moment was recorded and posted by @WarrenSmithFox. Wools Cobb was faced with a what was described as a 'gnarly' lie.
After the incredible moment, the commentator said:
Watch the moment here:
You never have seen it all in golf, right?!?— Warren Smith (@WarrenSmithFOX) March 5, 2023
Shae Wools-Cobb, batting for the @NZOpenGolf title, hits his ball AND another buried underneath it in the rough at Millbrook.
Live now on @FOXSportsAUS Ch503.
@PGAofAustralia #NZOpen pic.twitter.com/5OioxG7hxG
Wools Cobb eventually finished eight strokes back of champion Jones.
What do the rules of golf say about this?
According to the USGA, there is no penalty.
The rules state:
While this moment was extraordinarily rare, it has happened before. And to Phil Mickelson!
During the 2010 Houston Open Lefty had to go Righty and ended up striking two golf balls. One hit him in the leg.
Watch that here:
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