Ryan Moore hit the best drive of the week at the Northern Trust Open on Saturday. Unfortunately, he wound up getting one of the worst breaks of his career.
Moore went with driver on Riviera's famed 10th hole during the third round and it looked for a moment like he had made the PGA Tour's second ever hole-in-one on a par 4. But the ball lipped out and trickled away. Then it trickled some more. And more. And it didn't stop until it had rolled about 50 feet away into a collection area off the green. Here's the incredible clip:
When Moore saw what happened, he threw his hands up in the air and tossed his driver in frustration. We don't blame him. As Geoff Shackelford points out, changes made to Riviera's 10th in 2009 "have tainted the hole's reputation."
Moore probably felt even worse after he wasn't able to get up-and-down for birdie. He walked away with a disappointing par, made bogeys on three of his next four holes, and wound up four shots off the lead after three rounds.