Schniederjans Drives Green, Putts Into Water

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Ollie Schniederjans is yet another member of the vaunted high school graduating class of 2011, but unlike his peers such as Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger, Schniederjans spent four years in college, racking up numerous accolades before making the jump to professional golf.

The journey for Schniederjans also took a year on the Tour, but now that he is a staple on the PGA Tour, we’re bound to see plenty more of him in the year’s to come. For Ollie, however, he hopes we see very little going forward of what happened on the 17th hole at TPC Scottsdale.’s Kevin Casey had more

Ollie Schniederjans was all over the map Thursday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and it led to one difficult moment.

It was overall a good opening round for the 24-year-old, as Schniederjans posted a 3-under 68 at TPC Scottsdale to put himself just a few off the lead and in early contention.


But a sour moment at the 17th stood out. Schniederjans drove the green on the reachable par 4, but he left himself in an awkward position some 75 feet away. From this spot, it basically required perfect touch to get the ball anywhere near the hole.

Even being a bit off could end in disaster. Unfortunately for Schniederjans, that’s exactly what happened as he putted his ball into the water.

Schniederjans went from a putt for eagle to (after a penalty drop) a shot from the rough just off the green for par. He would eventually make bogey.



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