Marc Leishman found his second shot ended up in a nasty spot just outside a hazard on the final hole at TPC Boston in the 2017 Dell Technologies Championship. He needed some kind of miracle to get up-and-down for birdie and secure a second-place finish in the second FedEx Cup playoff event, so he tried to chip his ball forward with some gnarly weeds and high grass behind him.
He didn’t pull off the shot.
As any golfer who has ever made a stroke with something they’re trying to avoid behind them can attest to, it’s really easy to get scared and shank one. That’s what Leishman did, and he shanked it right toward the greenside bunker. The problem for Leishman is that there was a NBC cameraman in that line, just a few yards in front of him, trying to capture the action.
Leishman bogeys last and falls to -13 but this will likely make sports highlights around the world pic.twitter.com/hKqoXsf3yL
— Evin Priest (@EvinPriest) September 4, 2017
The cameraman, while still getting the shot mind you, deftly spread his legs wider to make sure the chip didn’t hit him and cause a problem. What an athletic move!
Leishman would up making a bogey on the hole, dropping into solo third place as Monday playing partner Justin Thomas wrapped up a three-shot win for his fifth PGA Tour title of the year.