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Video: Did Nick Flanagan get the luckiest bounce ever?

May 21, 2012

Jason Dufner's walk-off birdie on the 72nd hole at the HP Byron Nelson Championship rightfully received the most attention of any golf shot hit over the weekend. But what about a grandstand birdie on a tournament's final hole?

That's exactly what Nick Flanagan pulled off at the Nationwide Tour's BMW Charity Pro-Am. Trailing by a shot on the final hole, the 2003 U.S. Amateur champ blew his approach over the green and, well, you have to see what happened to believe it:

Following this stroke of luck, Flanagan converted the birdie and wound up winning in a playoff for his fourth career Nationwide Tour title. After winning the developmental tour's player of the year award in 2007, Flanagan was unable to stick on the PGA Tour, finishing 169th on the money list.

His big break, though, will go a long way towards him getting back to the big leagues. Despite this being just his second Nationwide event of 2012, the win propelled him to 11th on the money list that guarantees a PGA Tour card for the following season with a top-25 finish.

-- Alex Myers