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The Odds of This Happening During a Golf Tournament Are Incredibly Small


"...something I've never seen on the PGA Tour."

Something extremely rare happened to pro golfer Carl Pettersson during the U.S. Open on Friday. In fact, Yahoo! Sports' Shane Bacon writes it was "something I've never seen on the PGA Tour."

While on the 5th fairway, an errant tee shot came in hot out of nowhere and smashed right into his golf ball mid-backswing.

Petterson did not look pleased in the video:

Yahoo! Sports blog "Devil Ball" explains this wasn't the first strange thing to happen to Pettersson on the golf course:

This is definitely not the first time something strange has happened to Pettersson at a major championship. A year ago at the PGA Championship, Pettersson hit a leaf on his backswing, later landing a two-shot penalty for doing so in a hazard.

No penalty was assessed to either golfer and Pettersson actually went on to shake off the disturbance and make par on the hole.



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