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WATCH: Finau’s ridiculously lucky bounce leads to huge comeback at the 2018 Ryder Cup

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Starting with an opening-hole win, Justin Rose and Jon Rahm fully controlled the fourball match against Brooks Koepka and the Ryder Cup rookie Tony Finau.

Despite an early eagle chip-in from Finau on the 6th hole, Rahm/Rose were 3-up through 10 holes. It was a sure win and full point for the European team. Koepka then birdied the 11th and 13th holes, but Rose birdied 12, so Rahm/Rose remained 1 up with three holes to play.

But then, on the intimidating 16th hole par 3 with water guarding the tucked pin, Finau’s ball, which was certainly headed to a watery grave, got an all-time bounce off the railroad ties and the ball settled 4-feet from the hole.

Despite boos from the European crowd, Finau rolled in the birdie.

With the match all-square heading into the last hole, Brooks, Finau and Rose all hit their drives deep down the middle, with Rahm in the right rough. Rose shushed the crowd after hitting his tee shot, but then hit his approach shot into the water trying to attack the difficult pin location. Rahm was forced to layup from his thick lie in the rough, and failed to get up-and-down from the fairway.

So, in the end, Brooks and the rookie Finau were able to pull off the comeback, which was sparked by maybe the luckiest shot in Ryder Cup history.

Wow.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. brett

    Sep 29, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Men play golf….. women hate men….

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Charles Howell III’s winning WITB: 2018 RSM Classic

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 65

Fairway woods: Titleist TS2 (15, 21 degrees)
Shafts: Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec Black 8X, Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec Black 9X

Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB 4-iron, Titleist 718 AP2 (5-7), Titleist 718 CB (8-PW)
Shafts: Project X LZ 6.5 (hard stepped)

Wedges: Vokey SM7 (52, 56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 (proto)

SEA ISLAND, GA – NOVEMBER 17: Charles Howell lll tees off on the eighth hole tee box during the third round of The RSM Classic at the Sea Island Resort Seaside Course on November 17, 2018 in Sea Island, Georgia. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR)

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Driver: Callaway Rogue (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana W 60x

3-wood: Callaway Rogue Fairway Wood (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana W 70X

Irons: Callaway X Forged Utility Irons (18, 21, 24 degrees), Callaway X Forged 18 Irons (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Superlite

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged PW (48 degrees), Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Wedges (54, 58 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold

Putter: Odyssey Prototype (Stroke Lab)

Ball: Chrome Soft X

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Driver: Ping G400 LST (10 degrees) (D6)
Shaft: Veylix Rome 60 X Tip 1”, 45.25″

3-wood: Ping G400 (14.5 degrees) (D3)
Shaft: Aldila Phenom 70X, 43″

Hybrid: Ping G (19 degrees) (D2+)
Shaft: Aldila ATX Tour Green 85X, 40.5”

Irons: Ping i210 4-PW, UW (50 degrees) UW (54 degrees) (Std length, Blue color code, D0+)
Shafts: Ping JZ Stiff

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (60 degrees)
Shaft: JZ Stiff

Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Fetch 35”
Grip: PING Pistol Sigma 2 PP60

Grips: Lamkin Crossline Full Cord (+1 wrap) on woods, PING Id8 Half Cord on irons

Ball: Titleist ProV1x

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