PGA Tour pro Ben Griffin hit one of the more aggressive shots of the season when firing his approach shot into a backboard behind the 17th green in the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Griffin's second shot on the par-5 17th came to rest just shy of the fairway bunker on a downhill lie.
With his ball nestled down too, Griffin contemplated his options with his caddie before stepping in and smashing his ball out the back door into the grandstand board beyond the green.
The shot, as you can see below, narrowly skirted the cameraman who to his credit didn't even flinch. Then again, we're not even sure he had time to flinch.
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Turned on the golf, this was the first shot I saw pic.twitter.com/V5s3sKdztH— Andy Johnson (@AndyTFE) July 2, 2023
Griffin unfortunately flubbed his fourth shot in the rough, but he would get up and down from there for a bogey-six.
The PGA Tour rookie ended up finishing in a tie for 33rd on 12-under par, enough to collect $45k for his week's efforts.
Rickie Fowler went on to win the tournament and he is now setting his sights on making the US Ryder Cup team this September.
The final round also saw Collin Morikawa and his caddie adopt an interesting strategy to line up a two-foot putt.
Here's how a number of golf fans reacted to Griffin's rocket into the backboard:
Fitting for this tournament
That cameraman skirted death. That thing was coming in Mach 6.
Thing's running down 8 mile if there aren't grandstands
Coming in hot!!!
Wow. Free backboards. Classy.
Must be nice to have a backstop