VIDEO: Check out the weirdest golf lie you'll ever see
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VIDEO: Check out the weirdest golf lie you’ll ever see

There's going to be a lot of talk at the U.S. Open this week about the wire grass at Pinehurst No. 2 and the luck of the draw players will hope to be on the right side of when they land on the wrong side(s) of the fairway. And while there will be plenty of oddball lies these next two weeks in North Carolina, they cannot compare to this.

This past weekend at Argyle Country Club, I ran into the strangest lie I've ever seen in 20 years of playing golf.

What's shown in the video is a one-yard deep reserve of water underneath the turf just short of the green at the par-3 13th. The water stockpiled there as a result of a leak in the watering system. The ground moves in waves as stepping on the ground pushes the water underneath it.

But if you've ever wondered what it's like to hit a golf ball while standing on a waterbed, this is kind of the idea.

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