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The ball ended up where? You have to see this one from Adam Schenk

January 18, 2024
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Cheers, Adam Schenk.

The 31-year-old from Indiana was plodding along Thursday in the first round of the American Express in La Quinta, Calif., when the most bizarre thing of the day happened. Standing at three under par after 15 holes at the Pete Dye Stadium Course and hit his drive on the par-5, 578-yard 16th hole into the fairway.

Then it got weird.

From 264 yards out Schenk pushed his second shot right, the ball heading toward a small group of people outside the ropes. The television camera had difficulty finding the ball until one man in the gallery held up his drink to show that the ball had landed directly into his cup.

On the fly.

Schenk, of course, was awarded a free drop, got up and down for birdie and moved to four under par on the round. Unfortunately, he made double bogey on the par-3 17th hole, parred the last and shot two-under 70.

No word if Schenk replaced the man’s drink. At any rate, cheers all around.