WATCH: Golfer takes an age over 3-foot putt at US Girls Junior final

Jilian Bourdage spends 1 minute 25 seconds over tiny putt for par in US Girls Junior match against Lei Ye. 

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Tue, 30 Jul 2019
WATCH: Golfer takes 1 minute 25 secs over 3-footer at US Girls Junior


It may have been an important three-foot comebacker for par in her US Girls Junior match on the 31st hole of a 36-hole final, but let's be honest, Jilian Bourdage could have taken much less than 1 minute 25 seconds over it. 

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Bourdage sent her 10-foot birdie putt to win the hole some three feet past the cup and then brought out her inner JB Holmes.

The 17-year-old marked her ball and tapped down some spikemarks around her putt. She then walked behind the cup to take a look at the line, and then walked back to her marker before placing down her ball. 

From there, Bourdage bent down to look at the line of the putt once more, and then decided to stand up and take another look with a cheeky plumb-bob for good measure. 

Over the ball, she then put her right hand on the putter while leaving her left hand by her side. She waited for a good 15 seconds in this position before then placing her right hand back on the putter and finally sending the ball home.

The incident caused outrage among golf fans on social media - but make your own mind up by watching the video below...



Even victorious 2018 European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn was shocked at what he was watching...



Bourdage, who will enrol at Ohio State, missed an eight-foot birdie putt on the 36th hole and went on to lose her match to Stanford-bound Lei Ye of China by the narrowest of margins, 1 down.

Slow play has once again been all the talk of the golf world, particularly after witnessing the master JB Holmes in action at The Open over the weekend at Royal Portrush two weeks ago. 

Not only was social media blasting Holmes for his snail pace of play, but his final-round playing partner Brooks Koepka was quick to point the finger too. 

Teeing up in the penultimate group alongside Holmes, the World No.1 was infuriated by his playing partner's pace of play. After leaving the 12th green, Koepka looked at the walking official in his group and pointed at a non-existent wrist watch.

β€œIt was slow, but it wasn't that bad for his usual pace. I thought it was relatively quick for what he usually does,” said Koepka, who finished the week nine strokes behind eventual Open champion Shane Lowry.