Witness Cody Gribble lose a Web.com Tour event in the most brutal way imaginable
With a chance to win for the first time on the Web.com Tour, Cody Gribble took dead aim at the pin on Victoria National's 18th hole and pulled off what he thought was the perfect approach shot. But winning is hard in pro golf -- even when you do everything right.
Tied with Seamus Power, Gribble looked like he would have a short birdie putt for the win -- until his ball took a big bounce, rolled through the green and into the water. If you don't like seeing bad breaks on the golf course, you might want to look away:
Absolutely brutal, indeed.
The nitpickers will say, well, a lefty shouldn't have hit a draw that close to a hazard, but c'mon. Even the announcer thought Gribble had pulled off a great shot. After, Gribble drew sympathy from many, including Aaron Oberholser and Steve Flesch, who finished T-64 in the event.
In any matter, after taking his drop, Gribble could only get up-and-down for a bogey. That left the former University of Texas star one shot behind Powers, who dodged bullets by two other challengers, Adam Schenk and Jonathan Randolph, down the stretch to pick up his first Web.com Tour title.
On the bright side for Gribble, 25, the T-2 was his best career finish in 32 career Web.com Tour starts.