Chesson Hadley drove the green on the 17th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Thursday. After that, the hole took a decidedly downhill turn.
Hadley had a long putt for eagle. Unfortuantely for him, the putt caught the ridge and fell not only off of the green, but into the nearby water.
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Weekend hackers everywhere are no doubt smiling at this one. It can indeed happen to the pros, too.
Hadley went from a potential eagle and a likely birdie to a double-bogey.
Hadley also bogeyed the 18th hole. He had a disastrous back-nine, shooting a four-over 40 to finish the day at an even-par 71. Things would have looked a lot better if he’d only kept his putt dry.