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Amateur scampers out of way of Louis Oosthuizen shot, makes for bizarre up-and-down

October 04, 2018

When it comes to unusual results on the golf course, no one tops Louis Oosthuizen. At the Masters alone, the South African has made an albatross on No. 2 in 2012 and a banked-in hole-in-one on No. 16 in 2016. But in Thursday's opening round of the Dunhill Links Championship, Oosthuizen almost had to worry about his golf ball banking off something else: his playing partner.

After his third shot on the par-5 3rd at Kingsbarns went way over the green, Oosthuizen was faced with an awkward — and long — pitch. He clipped the shot expertly, but as it tracked toward the hole, one of his amateur playing partners in the pro-am event had to scramble to get out of the way. Fortunately, he did, and Oosthuizen converted his putt moments later for a bizarre par. Check it out:

Love the (late) hustle. And the fact that the guy enthusiastically clapped after hurriedly marking his own ball. But to pro-am participants everywhere, please stay out of the pro's way — especially during a round that actually counts for their job.