WATCH: Justin Rose Hits Shank From Greenside Bunker

The Englishman left himself 55 yards away from the hole after shanking it out of a greenside bunker

Justin Rose Hits Shank
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The Englishman left himself 55 yards away from the hole after shanking it out of a greenside bunker

WATCH: Justin Rose Hits Shank From Greenside Bunker

Justin Rose has been one of the world's best golfers for the past 15+ years, winning a US Open, an Olympic Gold Medal and the FedEx Cup.

The Englishman, who has also been World No.1, reminded us all just how difficult golf can be during the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Rose found himself in a greenside bunker on the par-5 12th hole, his third hole of the day, and hit a huge shank completely out of the blue.

The 40-year-old's ball came rifling out of the hosel, leaving him 55 yards away from the hole.

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Rose went on to make bogey on the par-5 to drop to one over par for the round.

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He is seeking an 11th PGA Tour victory this week, with his last win coming at the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open.

The 2013 US Open winner currently finds himself at 36th in the world.

He is expected to make his sixth Ryder Cup appearance for Europe later this year at Whistling Straits.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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