Ludvig Aberg went full “Happy Gilmore” on Sunday at Pinehurst. Just not in the way you’d expect, unfortunately.

No, the young Swede didn’t take a running start before launching a driver. The man hits it plenty far enough without having to do all that. Aberg’s Gilmore moment came after his ball came to rest just barely off the green at the par-4 seventh, where he got one of the more unusual breaks we’ve seen all week, which is saying something.

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Rather than feed into the front left greenside bunker at No. 7, Aberg’s approach shot somehow stopped in the fringe, leaving him with an impossible stance to hit a chip from. His next-best option was to put his right hand way down the shaft of the putter and to invert his left hand on the putter grip, all while standing in the bunker. A wild sight:

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Naturally, Golf Twitter was quick to make the comparison:

To his credit, Aberg hit the best putt he could, setting up a two-putt bogey from 17 feet. The 24-year-old looked absolutely unflappable over the first 48 holes of this championship, but the golf gods have fought back over the last 24 hours. A triple bogey at the 13th on Saturday was a killer, and now he’s three over after nine on Sunday. Still, continually being in the mix in every big-time event he plays in for the very first time remains very impressive. 

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