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Alex Levy loses DP World Tour card in crushing fashion after lipping out for a hole-in-one

October 28, 2023

Alex Levy has accomplished many things in golf, from winning five times on the DP World Tour to being among the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking. But on Saturday, he drew attention for something he didn't accomplish—because it happened in absolutely brutal fashion.

The 33-year-old French golfer arrived at the Qatar Masters—the final regular season event counting toward the Race to Dubai—outside the bubble, with the top 116 golfers on the list after this week not only qualifying for the postseason, but getting to keep their tour cards. You can see where we're going here, but you'll never believe exactly how Levy's close call played out.

Needing a late rally in his second round to make the cut to have any chance of keeping his card, Levy birdied the par 4 16th. Then the craziness started. He lipped out for a hole-in-one on the par-3 17th. And then he lipped out this birdie putt on the par-5 18th to officially end his chances.

That's tough to watch. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be video of the lipped out hole-in-one. Or, maybe that should be fortunately, because that would be even tougher to watch. The golf gods were particularly cruel on this day.

But despite all of that—Levy wound up missing the cut by two strokes at one under par—it's hard to imagine anyone handling the crushing situation any better. Check out this classy post-round interview:

Anyone with the nickname "El Toro" must be pretty tough. And Levy added that he'll give it his all to earn his card back at Q School in a couple weeks.

Go get 'em, Alex.