The Loop

5 years ago, Justin Timberlake bowed down to Jonathan Byrd after his walk-off hole-in-one

October 22, 2015

October is a time of year more associated with thrilling baseball than thrilling golf, but that wasn't necessarily the case five years ago. The 2010 Shrines Hospitals for Children Open featured the most emphatic walk-off -- to steal a term from baseball -- you'll ever see on the golf course.

After three sudden-death playoff holes, Jonathan Byrd, Martin Laird and Cameron Percy went back to TPC Summerlin's 204-yard, par-3 17th. As darkness rolled in, Byrd pulled 6-iron and ended the proceedings in dramatic fashion:

Byrd was so stunned, he couldn't even properly celebrate in the moment. "Did that go in?" he asked his caddie.

Yes, it did. And yes, that's Justin Timberlake, then the tournament's host, bowing down to Byrd after:


You know what they say, game recognizes game.