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Heist Movie

DP World Tour pro suffers worst robbery since 'Ocean's Eleven' after incredible approach shot in Dubai

January 18, 2024

We’ll let you in on a little secret. It’s a tough pill to swallow at first, but once you do, we promise your life is going to improve a hundred-fold:

Golf is a game of luck.

You might be the most naturally gifted golfer since some guy named Tiger. You might practice 10 hours a day. It doesn’t hurt, but it also doesn’t matter. The sooner you accept you’ll never be in control on the golf course, the better you’ll play. Just ask Dan Brown. On Thursday at the Dubai Desert Classic, the DP World Tour pro learned that lesson the hard way when he dunked this pin-seeking missile from the fairway … only to watch it come right back up for air.

They say pain is weakness leaving the body. If that’s true, poor ol’ Danny boy is now practically indestructible. Making matters even worse, Brown’s shot—which, to reiterate, WENT IN THE HOLE—rolled out for a tricky little tester while the announcer completely under-sold the heist, seemingly more concerned with the damage to the cup than the damage to Brown’s psyche.

But hey, all’s well that ends well and a bad day of golf is still better than a good day at a funeral. Blah, blah, blah. You’ve heard ‘em all before and they rarely help. In fact, in our experience there’s only one thing that does: A stiff drink. Send us your Venmo, Danny. Next one is on us.