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Zach Johnson hits ball on practice swing; Twitter has a field day

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Former Masters champion, Zach Johnson, suffered an embarrassing mishap during his second round of play on Friday while he was preparing to play his tee shot on the par-5 13th hole.

On the final hole of Amen corner, Johnson while taking a practice swing, accidentally hit his ball producing stunned reactions from both himself and his playing partners. Johnson let out an audible “oh sh_t” before adding “well, that’s embarrassing.”

Check out the incident below.

Thankfully for Johnson, he was allowed to re-tee his ball without suffering a penalty as there was no intent to play the shot.

As always, the bizarre moment provoked some witty comments from users on social media.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Nate Nasty

    Apr 12, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Bull!!! Zach was trying to hit a cut and toed it! He was just trying to play it off.

  2. NotMattKuchar

    Apr 12, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Matt Kuchar has great hair and cool golf shoes. I also hear he tips really well.

  3. Tim

    Apr 12, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    I know He is a pro but that was a pretty hard practice swing. Case in point his practice wings after that we are much slower

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (6.26.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Two Chi-Town Inspired Putters coming to the Hive tomorrow from Bettinardi.

Drew Harrie showcasing the risk & reward seventh hole at Kelowna Golf and Country Club in BC.

Some great looking “Motor City” inspired headcovers from The Winston Collection.

Any WRXers ready to take the plunge on Honma irons?

“Horsepower” headcovers from Dormie Workshop!

Sawyer Co. Golf has created this beauty of a ballmarker for all of the Tiger fans out there.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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81-year-old golfer makes 2 hole-in-ones during 6-hole stretch

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Making an ace is a life goal of many amateur golfers, and the prospect of making two in one round would understandably be unfathomable to most. But that’s precisely what 81-year-old golfer, Chuck Miller, pulled off, and what’s more, he achieved the feat in a six-hole stretch — holing out twice with the same club.

Miller, who is a 20+ handicapper, was playing at the Cortez Course in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and used a six iron for both his ace on the 135 yard 12th hole and 138 yard 17th.

Speaking to Kark.com, Miller talked about how his first ace was a perfect strike and the emotions he felt when it happened.

“When the first one went in on the 12th hole, I was really excited. It was a great shot over the front bunker onto the green; it bounced once or twice and went into the cup. We all jumped and shouted.”

While, his second ace of the day was more relatable, with Miller calling it a “total fluke”.

“I sculled my tee shot on 17. It never got much off the ground and hit the ground only about 70 or 80 yards from the tee. Since the ground was dry and the hill sloped downwards, the ball continued to roll. It rolled past the front left bunker guarding the green and rolled onto the green.

Once the ball got onto the green, one of my playing partners yelled it’s going to go into the hole – and damned if it didn’t. I was thrilled but couldn’t believe such a lousy shot ended up in the hole.”

Miller’s only other hole in one came 45 years ago, and two days before his achievement he said he also shot his age on the course.

Known as the “Traveling Guy”, Miller once played in every state in one year, documenting the journey in his book “Golfing the U.S: Reflections on a 50-Week, 50-State Golf Odyssey.”

 

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (6.25.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

How do you like the alignment aid on this Series 54M-VA, WRXers?

An ode to David Ross’ home run from game seven of the 2016 World Series from Swag.

Liberty Ballmarkers with these new clean additions.

Slick looking “Winner Winner” covers dropping this week from Positive Vibes Golf.

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A nice parting wish.

Great shot of Black Bear Ridge GC in Belleville, Canada.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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