Video: Incredible shot propels club pro into PGA Championship field
By Alex Myers
Rod Perry may have won the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship, but Rob Labritz undoubtedly provided the tournament's best highlight.
In a playoff for the 20th and final spot given to club pros in the PGA Championship, the Director of Golf at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, N.Y., holed his third shot on the par-4 11th at Sunriver Resort (Ore.) from about 100 yards for an unlikely birdie. Here's the clip:
(h/t to the Metropolitan Golf Association's A.J. Voelpel for uploading the video)
When Labritz tees it up at Oak Hill in August it will be his fourth appearance in the season's fourth major. He missed the cut in 2002 and 2003, but was the only club pro to make the weekend at Whistling Straits in 2010.
The 42-year-old is no stranger to highlight-reel shots. Just last month, he used a final-round hole-in-one to propel himself to a second straight victory in the Polo Golf Met PGA Head Pro Championship.