Justin Rose is hosting this week’s British Masters at Walton Heath outside of London.
As it is wont to do in London this time of year, the wind is blowing a gale and affecting play in crazy ways. Playing his second round, the tournament host was the victim of one of the worst breaks you’ll ever see.
Facing a mid-range birdie try, Rose appeared to have his putt tracking towards the cup as it lost speed, but the wind took a would-be tap-in to that uncomfortable 5-foot range.
Rose would go on to shoot even par on the day and post 2-over par through two rounds, 10 shots back of 36-hole leader Eddie Pepperell.
It all wasn’t bad news for Rose, however. The No. 2 player in the world. Trying to cheat the wind, Rose hit a driver off the deck on the par-5 6th hole to a few feet for eagle.
Justin Rose. Driver off the deck. So, so pure…#BritishMasters pic.twitter.com/D5jDT0Ayo4
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) October 12, 2018
While he was unable to convert the putt for 3, he did make the birdie.