The double-hit chip shot is one of the rarest feats in golf. Of course, we can’t help but think back to the time T.C. Chen double hit his chip shot during the 1985 U.S. Open and lost by one to Andy North. This time the victim was 27-year-old Bud Cauley on a blustery Saturday at the Valero Texas Open.
Battling through the tough conditions at TPC San Antonio, Cauley was plodding along just fine until this unfortunate misstep at the par-4 12th. After just missing the green, he compounded his error by experiencing the dreaded double-chip which barely made it to the fringe. However, like the pro he is, he stepped up and drained the putt for bogey. Cauley ended up shooting a two-over 74 and finds himself in a tie for fourth.
Moving day also produced some fireworks, especially on the short 318 yard par-4 17th hole. Here is the shot tracker for Dominic Bozzelli, who hit his drive to literally, one inch!
Unfortunately there was no video of it, however, there was footage of this incredible drive from Nick Taylor who put it to three feet. Tap-in eagles must be nice!
318 yards ➡️ 3 feet!
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 22, 2017
As mentioned earlier, the conditions on Saturday were rough with high winds and chilly temperatures, all which led to the toughest non-major scoring round on Tour all year.
TPC San Antonio currently playing +2.54 in relation to par in the 3rd round. Would be toughest non-major round on PGA Tour this season.
— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) April 22, 2017
Kevin Chappell, who is searching for his first PGA Tour win, leads the way by one after the three rounds. Here’s the leaderboard heading into what should be an exciting Sunday afternoon shootout in the Lone Star State.
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