Rickie Fowler responded really well to getting a brutally bad break
A golf ball bouncing out of the hole happens, even without the aid of a foam spacer. That being said, it's a jarring sight, and a bad break capable of throwing even the best golfers in the world out of their rhythm. But not Rickie Fowler.
During the opening round of the Workday Charity Open, Fowler struck what appeared to be a perfect approach shot on the par-4 third hole at Muirfield Village. His golf ball hopped once and into the hole—only, it didn't stay there. Have a look:
And then have a slow-mo look:
We knew watching back-to-back PGA Tour events on the same golf course was going to be a bit weird, but this is something else. And no, the tour is not using spacers in the holes.
But this story has a (somewhat) happy ending. Fowler brushed off the disappointment of having his ball go from in to 10 feet away by rolling in the putt:
Nicely done, Rickie. It won't go down as a bounceback birdie in your official stats, but perhaps it should.