RBC Heritage

Harbour Town Golf Links

WGC-Dell Match Play

Adam Scott goes from an almost ace to his ball ricocheting near pond in one of the unluckiest shots you'll ever see


David Cannon

The shot was inches away from an ace. Instead Adam Scott was lucky it didn’t end up wet.

All square against Sam Burns through 10 holes in their Thursday match at the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship, Scott appeared to gain the upper hand on the par-3 11th at Austin Country Club, as his tee shot was tracking toward the flag stick. The ball never left its mark, which proved to be unfortunate for the former Masters champ.

The tee shot ended up hitting the stick and ricocheting toward the pond, one of the unluckiest shots you’ll ever see.

Just brutal.

The only saving grace was Scott’s ball stayed dry. The Aussie ended up making par to tie Burns on the hole. He did make three birdies over the next six holes, but Burns did too and ultimately defeated Scott, you guessed it, 1 up.