Matt Harmon stepped up to the most important putt of his career and the golf gods laughed in his face.
It wasn’t quite so cut-and-dried as “this putt is for a PGA Tour card,” but pretty close. Harmon needed a four-footer for birdie at the 17th hole (and a par at the 18th) to finish inside the top 25 for the Web.com Finals.
Instead, Harmon agonizingly missed the putt with a decelerating stroke that had him walking after it early, saying, “That’s the worst putt I’ve hit in a long time.”
He followed up with a bogey at the 18th to miss out on his chance to join the big tour by two strokes.
Even more savagely than coaxing Harmon into a high-handicapper’s putting stroke, as you can see in the video below, the golf gods weren’t about to give him the satisfaction of breaking his putter on the first or second try.
"This game will drive you nuts." ??
— Web.com Tour (@WebDotComTour) October 3, 2017
Harmon eventually succeeded with the less than satisfying “step on the head and separate the shaft” break, which has to be the least cathartic form of club break.
I mean, damn, didn’t the guy at least deserve something like this?