On Thursday, Stewart Hagestad staged one of the most thrilling comebacks in the history of USGA championships. In the final of the U.S. Mid-Am, the 25-year-old USC product rallied from four down with five holes to play against Scott Harvey to force a playoff he would win.
Make no mistake about it, Hagestad stole the title -- and a spot in next year's Masters -- from Harvey by making an incredible five birdies on the final six holes of the match. That included this winning putt on the first sudden-death hole:
Note how fired up Hagestad gets for an instant before calming down and turning to shake Harvey's hand. That's class.
His friend Justin Thomas, however, wasn't able to hide his excitement over Stewart Hagestad's (Or as he calls him, STEW!) as well. The PGA Tour star was watching the match on TV and he completely freaked out when Hagestad made the winning putt. Check it out:
Thomas is on the short list of possible candidates for the final Ryder Cup captain's pick. We hope that type of potential team spirit doesn't go unnoticed.