Ian Poulter struggled a bit in the first round of The Open Championship, finishing seven strokes off the lead at 2-over par in a tie for 72nd, but it could have been much worse if not for one of the luckiest shots you will ever see on a golf course.
Poulter’s tee shot on the 18th hole found some thick rough, and he tried to muscle his ball out and fly it to the green on his second shot. He ended up not catching nearly enough of it, and it looked as though the ball was going to roll into a creek. Poulter was fortunate to watch it take a big bounce over the creek, but then the ball rolled into a bunker. It didn’t stay in the bunker, however, as it somehow rolled over the lip and trickled up near the green.
Poulter managed to save par and finish with a score of 2-over for the round, which is why he couldn’t resist smiling after catching that break.
Source: Larry Brown Sports