During Ryder Cup play at Minnesota’s Hazeltine National Golf Club Saturday, a Sergio Garcia tee shot ended up in the unlikeliest of places.
On the par-4 5th, Garcia’s tee shot went a tad wild, finding its way into the gallery. Initially, it appeared the ball disappeared. It wasn’t on the ground, nor was it stuck in a tree. The ball somehow ended up landing directly in a marshal’s pocket. While Garcia’s known for some crazy shots, it seems highly unlikely he (or any other golfer) could replicate this feat if he tried.
No, Garcia wasn’t forced to hit the ball out of the marshal’s jacket. The ball was taken out of the marshal’s pocket and promptly dropped where it landed.
What happens when you hit your ball in a Marshal's pocket?
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It was a truly miraculous, one-of-a-kind shot. It’s too bad the marshal couldn’t keep the ball as a souvenir and Garcia continued using it. He would have had a great, unbelievable story to tell his friends. Oh well, the marshal can always hope lightning strikes twice and another ball somehow finds its way to his pocket.