Scotland’s Richie Ramsay entered the final round of this past weekend’s British Masters with his best finish on the European Tour this season in his sights.
Only two shots back of his final-round playing partners, Ramsay was looking to stay in the hunt at Hillside Golf Club in Southport, England on the par-5 second hole.
Hitting his drive into the burn that frames the left side of the hole, Ramsay was hoping to make up for his mistake by reaching the green in regulation despite his penalty stroke.
As the 35-year-old Scot lined up his third shot, he couldn’t help but be distracted by some passing spectators.
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“Just gonna wait for this,” Ramsay said as a family of ducks swam past.
He was unable to salvage his par or even a bogey on the second hole, double-bogeying it to drop to 10-under par for the tournament.
Ramsay was able to even his score by the end of the round, but his playing partner, Marcus Kinhult of Sweden, shot two strokes better, earning him his first European Tour victory.
Ramsay settled for a solo fifth-place finish, his best result on the circuit dating back to his T2 at the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.