Genesis Invitational

Riviera Country Club


The unluckiest break of 2024 already belongs to J.T. Poston

It should be way, way too early to dub anything the "____ of the year." After what happened at the par-5 ninth on Sunday at Kapalua, though, J.T. Poston might disagree.

That's because what happened to Poston can only be described as the unluckiest break of 2024, a year we are only seven days into. But we're confident in that label, and confident you will be to once you see the clip below. Here's Poston chipping his third into the ninth green and one-hopping it into the bottom of the cup for what he thought was an eagle:

Pain. Even Poston couldn't believe it, pointing down to the ground and asking his playing partner if he just saw what we all just saw. Yep, that thing was all the way down and then it wasn't, bud. Brutal. 

As Kevin Kisner explained on the broadcast, there was a preposterous amount of spin on that golf ball for it to have literally gone in the hole and somehow spun out of it. Can only imagine how much it would have spun back had it not gone in the hole first. 

Poston went on to clean up his birdie putt and has since added another birdie at the 11th to reach 20 under. Winning the tournament is a longshot, as Poston is currently five back. But with the amount of money at stake this week, it'll be interesting to see just how much this bounce out ends up costing him.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Poston finished T-5, earning $690,500. Had he made eagle, Poston would have tied Ben An for fourth place, earning $895,000.