It's one thing to face a 71-foot putt. It's another when you face it by not facing the hole. That's the situation Jason Day found himself in as he lined up an improbable birdie attempt on Bethpage Black's 15th hole during the final round of the Barclays.
Putting from the upper level of the tiered green, the Aussie appeared to aim about 20 feet right and his putt nearly stopped before catching a ridge and making a left turn. From there, it trickled another 20 feet before finding the bottom of the hole. Check out the remarkable attempt that had Day and his playing partner, Tony Finau, fired up:
The unlikely birdie won't hurt Day's lead in the PGA Tour's strokes gained putting stat for the season. But whatever he gained on the field from making the 71-footer isn't enough.
Unfortunately for Day, the putt wasn't enough to help him win, either. Day momentarily moved to within two strokes of the lead, but a bogey on the 16th hole essentially ended his chances of a fourth victory in 2016.