PGA Tour Champions Player Produces Putt Of The Year Candidate

At the 11th hole, Tim Petrovic holed one of the best putts that you'll see this year

Tim Petrovic putts on the green
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During the third round of the US Senior Open Championship, Tim Petrovic produced an outrageous moment at the 11th hole, when his lengthy par putt flew some seven-feet past the hole before rolling back in.

Describing it won't do it justice! Watch the video below:

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Beginning the day one-over-par for the tournament, Petrovic made birdie at the first to get back to level. However, a run of five bogies in eight holes meant the American fell down the leaderboard at Saucon Valley Country Club.

Following the run, Petrovic did birdie the 10th before coming to the par 3 11th. After two poor shots, he was left with a lengthy putt for par which, in all honesty, most people would have taken a two-putt from.

Taking the putter back, it looked as if the putt was going to be de-greened with the pace that it had on it. However, as the ball ran up the slope it stopped and began rolling back. Not only did it just roll back towards the flag, but it actually found the bottom of the hole for an incredible par!

This tournament has already thrown up a few surprises. On Friday, Bernhard Langer missed his first ever cut on the senior circuit, with the 64-year-old posting scores of 74-75 over the first two days to finish at seven-over-par and miss the cut by two strokes. Before missing the cut, he had managed 303 consecutive weekend appearances.

Matt Cradock
Matt Cradock

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.