Watch Ollie Schniederjans knock a putt into the water, give himself the scolding he deserves
Unless you're playing mini golf and you get a bad bounce off a rock, a putt winding up in the water is almost impossible. And yet, it happened to a rising PGA Tour star on Thursday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Faced with a long eagle try on the short par-4 17th at TPC Scottsdale, Ollie Schniederjans got a little too frisky on his attempt. His golf ball powered through the break, caught a slope, and … splash. Check it out:
After tapping his head repeatedly to acknowledge his brain fart, Schniederjans avoided further damage by getting up and down for bogey. Although, he didn't do his putting stats any favors since technically, that's a four-putt. Overall, the 24-year-old still shot a three-under 68 to put himself just outside the top 10 after Day 1.
And if Ollie needs a pick me up, he should know that Tiger Woods putted an eagle attempt into the water on the 13th hole of the first round of the 2005 Masters—and he still went onto win the tournament. Also, they can't put the pin in that devious back-left position every day.