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Chesson Hadley tried the Jason Dufner shot off the rocks -- and it was a complete disaster

January 25, 2016

Much of Sunday's post-tournament analysis focused on Jason Dufner's remarkable recovery shot from the rocks on the 17th hole at PGA West's Stadium Course. And rightfully so. In case you missed it, this is what the shot that kept him alive to win his first PGA Tour title in more than two years looked like:

But a fellow tour pro, Chesson Hadley, provided some live analysis of Dufner's predicament before he attempted the shot. Why did Hadley weigh in? Because he was in the same position earlier in the week.

"Don't try hitting it Jason. Been there. Done that. Double bogey," Hadley warned on Twitter. And as you'll see, Hadley's disastrous attempt is proof that the shot Dufner pulled off wasn't as easy as he made it look.

After Dufner pulled off what NBC/Golf Channel's Dan Hicks called his "escape from Alcatraz," an impressed Hadley responded, "Touché," and added this: