Pro’s Compete in Left Handed Closest to the Pin Challenge


We know that professional golfers are good; the term “professional golfer” already instills that assumption into golf-savvy people. However, lest we forget just how talented these guys are, the European Tour flipped the script on players in the Scottish Open this week to show off the insane amount of talent the world’s best possess.

Amateur golfers have enough issues hitting a 120-yard green with their dominant hand, but some of the pros cherry-picked for the “Left Handed Challenge” could make you feel much, much worse about your game.


Of course, not everyone was hitting darts at the pin. There were a few loose shots — most notably the hosel rocket from Matthew Fitzpatrick — but by and large, the challenge turned out to be ridiculously impressive.

Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter and Branden Grace all acquitted themselves nicely, but Henrik Stenson stole the show, nearly acing the par-3 standing on the wrong side of the ball. 

[h.t @EuropeanTour]


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