Part of the tradition that is Masters week each April is players attempting to skim their ball across the pond fronting the green at the par-3 16th hole during practice rounds at Augusta National. Through the years the practice has offered plenty of eye-catching and light-hearted moments in what is a high-intensity week.
Leopard Creek Country Club in South Africa, site of this week’s Alfred Dunhill Championship on the European Tour, is not Augusta National, but it does feature a hole that looks remarkably like that famous 16th hole in Georgia.
Which means, of course, a similar tradition has unfolded. How did players in the field this week perform in the southern hemisphere’s version of the challenge? See for yourself:
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Hmmmm. Mixed results…
But our favourite line was: “That was better than your actual shot.”