Watch: Steve Wheatcroft’s Brutal Sand Shot to Lose Canadian Open

July 25, 2016

Pro golfers hitting shanks and duffs, banana hooks, and drop-kick pulls usually makes the casual golf fan giddy. 

Yeah, they’re good, but they’re still just like us: they still hit awful shots. 

But it stops being amusing when the 20-handicap-esque shot costs someone a chance at a PGA Tour victory. 

That’s exactly what happened to Steve Wheatcroft on the 18th hole of the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday. 

Just a shot down and in the greenside bunker in two, all Wheatcroft needed to do was get up and down for birdie to tie the lead and get into a playoff with eventual winner Jhonattan Vegas. Instead, Wheatcroft hit one of the worst bunker shots you’ll see a pro hit. 

The shot went careening over the green and into the water hazard. 

Wheatie still had a chance to make par if he could have made the ensuing putt, a shot that would have given him a second-place finish. Instead it went begging, and with it some serious dollars, not to mention FedEx points. 

Watch the shot below.