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PGA Championship 2021: J.T. Poston took advantage of one of the luckiest breaks you'll ever see

May 21, 2021

If you've ever played a Pete Dye design, you know the man had an affinity for railroad ties. Those wooden planks can really make a water hazard pop. On Friday, though, one of them actually came into play at Kiawah's Ocean Course.

J.T. Poston's approach shot on No. 13 during the second round of the 2021 PGA Championship had no business of staying dry. But after bounding towards a canal, his ball hit a post (Yes, Jim Nantz was quick to make the Poston-post connection) and ran along one of these beams, seemingly settling in a rut in the wood. Have a look:

Seriously, how the heck did that stay dry? Must be nice, J.T.

But would winding up in this unusual position really help the PGA Tour winner? Yes, it would.

Poston took advantage of this incredibly lucky break by chipping his third shot to within a couple of feet and saving par—not to mention a golf ball. These guys are good.

Unfortunately, though, it's not going to be enough for the 27-year-old to make the cut. Still, he'll always have that highlight. And he can tell everyone he got the full Pete Dye experience.