Rose’s Tap-In Turns Into 5-Footer Thanks To Wind

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.

While he was unable to convert the putt for 3, he did make the birdie.