VideoMay 21, 2015

James Morrison shows golfers around the world how to properly handle a bad break

James Morrison stared intently at his airborne golf ball and even gave a little club twirl. The 30-year-old Englishman knew his approach shot to No. 15 in the first round of the BMW PGA Championship was good.

Unfortunately, it was too good.

Morrison's ball clanged off the flagstick and rolled off the front of the green. "So, so unlucky," an announcer said. But "sometimes lady luck pays you back," another commenter said moments later. Yep.

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Morrison, a winner last week at the Open de Espana, took the bad break in stride and then chipped in for birdie. Check out the clip:

Karma. > http://t.co/uSdrNdu6RZ— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) > May 21, 2015

Of course, it helps to be a world-class golfer like Morrison, but let's try to keep this quick reversal of fortune in mind the next time we play. You know, instead of spending 15 minutes complaining each time you get a bad bounce.

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