Ten of the Best: Professional shanks

It's always comforting to know that the Tour professionals have a bad shot in them every now and then so we've compiled a list of the top ten most impressive shanks. Check it out...

Ed Greenland's picture
Fri, 15 Nov 2013


Webb Simpson is a serial shanker. Incredibly, he has notably hit a 'J Arthur Rank' or 'Lucy Locket' two other times in professional golf when others haven't even hit one during their whole careers. He managed it once during his singles match at the 2012 Ryder Cup, and one more this year at the Players Championship at Oak Hill.

One of the main reasons for hitting the ball off the hosel is extreme swing paths, and here at the 2012 BMW Championship you can see by his divot how much he's cutting across the ball. For his sake, lets hope he learns from this!

Next up, Nick Watney...