There’s probably a reason you don’t see this very often.
At the Honda Classic, Lee Hodges was on the verge of a top-ten finish. But after his tee shot on the par-3 15th landed in the greenside bunker, the world No. 207 decided to get a little wild. He pulled out his putter and flew his ball out of the bunker, which slid off the green and was inches from from landing into the river.
Hodges then pulled out the wedge, as he should have done previously, but not before dipping his right foot in the water. He landed his chip on the green, 17 feet from the hole, and came within a whisker of making bogey, but his putt rolled 9 inches beyond the cup.
It’s unusual to putt from a bunker, although it’s been done before. Ryan Palmer pulled it off in Round 2 of the BMW Championship last year, and it didn’t turn out half-bad.
Putter from the bunker for Lee Hodges turns into a wild sequence pic.twitter.com/oyuyqkwEMC
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Following the misfortune, Hodges parred his final three holes for an even-par 70 and a tie for ninth place.