Justin Rose amazingly hits driver from inside a hazard

Justin Rose

Justin Rose hits his tee shot on the 15th hole at the Wentworth Golf Club on Saturday.

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The 15th hole at the Wentworth Golf Club in England, according to the narrator on the club’s YouTube page, is “one of the most difficult driving holes in all the golf I played.” To the left of the fairway is a bunker. To the left and right are dense trees. Starting to the right and finishing to the left is a winding stream. 

“If ever you needed a good, clean, straight tee shot, this is it,” the narrator said. 

Justin Rose’s tee shot was neither good, nor clean, nor straight. 

His second shot on Saturday would be bad, dirty and diagonal. 

“That kinda day!!” Rose wrote on Instagram next to pictures of his lie. 

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Justin Rose and his caddie size up his second shot.

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Justin Rose walks into the hazard.

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Justin Rose addresses his ball.

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Justin Rose swings.

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Justin Rose swings.

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Justin Rose hits his ball.

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Justin Rose’s ball flies forward.

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Justin Rose’s ball flies forward.

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Justin Rose’s ball flies forward.

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Justin Rose watches his ball.

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Justin Rose watches his ball.

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Rose’s drive on the 491-yard par-4 trickled onto the right upslope of the stream during the third round of the BMW PGA Championship. Rose would trickle onto the left upslope. He would play it. With his driver. 

Rose took two steps in. His caddie’s right hand was ready to grab him as he did. His feet were at about a 45 degree angle. He crouched himself. His knees were at about a 90 degree angle. You could easily slide a chair underneath him at this point. 

He swung. 

On his downswing, his left foot slid slightly. At impact, he stood up and leaned forward at about a 10 degree angle. As his ball went forward, he stepped downward into the dried-up stream. 

Rose’s ball flew forward about 100 or so yards out of the hazard. He would not get up and down from there, and he bogeyed the hole. 

Rose added a facepalm emoji to his post.

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Nick Piastowski

Golf.com Editor