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Justin Rose attempts heroic recovery shot from creek to try to win $100 bet against Shane Lowry

May 08, 2024

Quail Hollow's brutal closing stretch has been affectionately/frustratingly dubbed "The Green Mile." But during a practice round ahead of this week's Wells Fargo Championship, there was also a bit of green on the line there between two major champs.

Apparently, Justin Rose and Shane Lowry had a money match going when Rose's tee shot on the finishing par-4 18th nearly found the creek down the left side. So despite the fact that this was just a practice round, Rose decided to take off his shoes and socks, roll up his pants, and attempt a heroic recovery shot.

"Amazing what someone will do for 100 dollars," Lowry says in a video he tweeted. Keep in mind, these lads will be playing for a $20 MILLION purse this week at the PGA Tour signature event in Charlotte.

It's hard to hear what Rose says in response, but it sounds like, "Wouldn't be for $100, not to lose another $100." So seems like some kind of press was involved.

In any event, Lowry does some play by play and is stunned by Rose's result. "Oh, what a shot! Oh my god." But, alas, it sounds like Rose's golf ball went long. Have a look and listen:

HOWEVAH, Rose then quote tweeted the video with the following money emoji:

Well played, Justin. Guess it was worth the effort.