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Lee Westwood holes out from 130 yards to tie for the lead

June 18, 2016

Known more for his close calls in golf's biggest events, Lee Westwood has shown a flair for the dramatic in a good way in the first two majors of this season. You might remember him chipping in for eagle at the Masters on Sunday right as Jordan Spieth was in the middle of making his disastrous quad on 12. And on Saturday at the U.S. Open, we saw a similar situation.

As Dustin Johnson was in the process of making a double bogey on Oakmont's third hole, Westwood was in the fifth fairway, 130 yards out. And. . . yep, another eagle. Check it out:

Westwood's shot put him -- at least, for the moment -- in a tie for the lead with Johnson and Andrew Landry. Incredibly, Westwood also holed out from the fairway on No. 14 on Thursday.

Westwood's late heroics at Augusta National led him to a T-2 finish. The Englishman is hoping this longer hole out -- and more holes to play -- leads to an even better result. If it does, he won't be known mostly for those close calls anymore.