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Watch Collin Morikawa get absolutely robbed of a hole-in-one at Muirfield Village


Collin Morikawa reacts after nearly making a hole in one on the fourth hole during the final round of the 2020 Workday Charity Open.

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When you read this post, who knows who will be leading the Workday Charity Open. Justin Thomas started the final round at Muirfield Village on top at 16 under, having not made a bogey in his first 54 holes. He then proceeded to bogey two of his first three holes, proving that golf is a game that no one will ever truly figure out.

By contrast, Collin Morikawa could do no wrong during the first two rounds (65-66), taking a three-stroke lead. He then shot an even-par 72 on Saturday to find himself trailing by three at 13 under. But a birdie on the second hole on Sunday morning, where the tee times were moved up to try to avoid forecasted thunderstorms in the afternoon, had Morikawa thinking positive again. And if it didn’t, then this tee shot on the 202-yard par-3 fourth hole sure did:

When he sees a replay of this after the round, Morikawa is going to say he was robbed of the hole in one. But he gladly took the tap in at this point.

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The crazy part? After making the birdie to get to 15 under, he was still trailing by one stroke. Viktor Hovland, one back to start the day, had made two birdies in his first four holes to get to 16 under and grab the lead.

We’re telling you, no one will ever truly figure this game out.