Monday Q Tales
Pro protects his ball from a lady and her two dogs in most Monday Qualifier moment ever
Just when you think you've heard all the crazy Monday Qualifiers tales, a pro hits his tee shot on to a bridge, and while waiting for a ruling, a woman walking her two dogs enters the picture. No, this is not a game of Monday Q Mad Libs.
This was the scene on Monday at McCormick Ranch GC in Scottsdale, Az., site of the Waste Management Phoenix Open Monday Qualifier. At the par-4 sixth, JoohYung Kim's tee shot came to rest on a bridge just off the fairway that was marked by red stakes. As he waited for a ruling, a lady walking her two pups began making their way toward Kim's ball.
"Don't worry, we're not touching your ball," the woman can be heard saying. "He'll eat it, he'll take it, and I know this is important."
As the woman was saying that, Kim could be seen guarding his ball with his life. Not surprisingly, Ryan French, also known as Monday Q Info on Twitter (@acaseofthegolf1) was on scene and captured the whole ordeal on video:
You really can't make it up, folks. Kim eventually had to play the ball from the bridge, and he wound up making par, because of course he did:
Unfortunately, pars are not good enough at Monday Qs. Kim finished with a two-under 70, which has him outside the top 50. Play has bled into Tuesday morning in Scottsdale, where 10 players are currently six under or better. There are three spots available at the WMPO, so a playoff is likely. Follow all the action here.