A golf fan snatched Bryson DeChambeau's golf ball on day three at the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour.
DeChambeau ripped a drive off the 18th tee but sent it way left down the 10th hole into the rough next to the 11th tee box.
WATCH WHAT HAPPENED HERE
A @B_DeChambeau birdie adventure.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 5, 2021
- Wild line off the tee
- Search party ensues
- Determined a fan picked up the ball (and walked away with it)
- Free drop
- Hit the green in two
He's only the 5th player to hit the 18th green in 2 at East Lake. pic.twitter.com/s461c2sFSC
DeChambeau was not able to locate his ball under the allocated three minutes searching time, but after a PGA Tour rules official reviewed the footage, it was understood that a fan had picked up his ball and walked away with it.
The scientist gets creative. pic.twitter.com/2mpePCXCIi— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 5, 2021
The big-hitting American was able to take a free drop and he went on to find the green in two - becoming only the fifth player to achieve that feat in the tournament's history.
DeChambeau made birdie as he signed for a round of 72.
He finds himself on 9-under par and 11 shots off the pace in his bid to win the FedEx Cup for the first time in his career.
DeChambeau declined to speak to the print media for a 15th consecutive round.