News & ToursOctober 5, 2013

GIF: Hunter Mahan hits a ball 50 yards backwards

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

Hunter Mahan lifted a page straight out of the hacker playbook on Saturday at the Presidents Cup.

Hitting his third shot into the par-4 17th hole, Mahan thinned his wedge shot into a rock a few yards ahead of him, sending his ball flying 50 yards backwards and the cameraman on a mad hunt to figure out what was going on.

Mahan's partner, Brandt Snedeker, managed to halve the hole and the pair closed out their match against Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel a hole later, winning 2 up.

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