We're just one day into the European Tour's Nedbank Golf Challenge, but we've already seen some pretty wild stuff. First, there was an on-course showdown between a snake and a mongoose. Then, a former Masters champ turned his hotel room into a practice range. And during the first round, Nacho Elvira got one of the luckiest bounces of 2017.
Elvira's third shot on the par-5 9th hole at Gary Player Country Club (his final hole of the day) went long downwind and hit the downslope behind the green. His golf ball was tracking toward a water hazard when it hit a rock and bounced backward. And onto the green. Check it out:
Elvira missed the birdie putt, but he certainly couldn't complain with a par after that crazy break. And after shooting an opening 70, he sits just three shots off Bernd Wiesberger's lead after Day 1. Even if that golf ball has a giant scuff mark on it, we suggest Elvira keeps it in play on Day 2.