One of the great things about golf coverage these days is that fans can see a lot more golf shots. In fact, you can now see literally every shot by every player at the Masters and Players Championship. What a time to be alive.
But, of course, every tournament isn’t the Masters or Players, and despite an increase of cameras at all PGA Tour events, there are still some shots that slip through the cracks. Unfortunately, that includes arguably the best shot of 2023. Or, at least, the longest shot holed on tour in 2023.
That honour goes to Dylan Wu, who knocked in a hybrid from 240(!) metres (262 yards) on the 14th hole during the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in June for a rare albatross. It was “THE SHOT OF HIS LIFE!” But, sadly, the cameras didn’t capture it. And Wu wasn’t happy about it when he found out:
I wish there was video evidence of it!! https://t.co/bWiq1Eg31r
— Dylan Wu (@dylan_wu59) June 29, 2023
Or a few days later when the PGA Tour shared a video of the top shots from the tournament:
Where’s my albatross? @PGATOUR 🤷♂️
— Dylan Wu (@dylan_wu59) July 3, 2023
Or on Thursday, when the PGA Tour shared a video of some of the top hole-outs of the season:
Where’s my longest one from Rocket Mortgage @PGATOUR? 262 yards
— Dylan Wu (@dylan_wu59) September 21, 2023
Three months have gone by and Dylan Wu is still upset about this. Not that we blame him. Sure, you could say if he wants all his shots recorded, he should play better (although the 27-year-old had his best season yet, finishing 86th in the FedEx Cup standings) and get into more marquee groups. But again, it’s 2023. Shouldn’t there be some kind of camera on every hole by now?
Anyway, while there’s no video of Wu’s amazing shot, at least there’s some (fan) video evidence that the albatross happened:
Saw it live. We were in the stands. Didn’t get video of the shot, but I was the loudest in the crowd for sure when it dropped! Front row seat to the shot of the year! pic.twitter.com/uQ37MQs8mr
— Matt Nelson (@MattNelson9212) June 30, 2023
Sorry, Dylan, but it looks like you’re going to have to settle for that on this one.
This article was originally published on golfdigest.com