WATCH: Cameron Young Wayward Drive Finishes In Cart Golf Ball Holder

In a bizarre turn of events, Young's golf ball finished in an unusual spot at the 10th hole during the US Open

Cameron Young hits a tee shot whilst his golf ball finishes in a golf cart golf ball holder
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Throughout the years, we have seen an array of interesting moments on the golf course and, during the third round of the US Open at Los Angeles Country Club, we saw yet another one, with Cameron Young's tee shot at the 10th hole finding a golf cart's ball holder which was parked to the left of the fairway.

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Certainly it's an incident we've never seen before, especially with the ball finishing in the golf cart of an on-course NBC reporter. As Young arrived on the scene, he was also rather bemused as it took the American a few seconds to actually notice where his golf ball was. 

So, what happened next? Well, Young put a tee underneath the cart where his golf ball was and, under Rule 15.2a(2), he was entitled “relief when (the) ball is in or on movable obstruction anywhere on course except putting green." It also states: “The player may take free relief by lifting the ball, removing the movable obstruction and dropping the original ball or another ball in this relief area (see Rule 14.3).” 

After sorting the drop, Young then had a pretty much impossible shot into the green and, after almost firing it into the grandstand behind the green, he made a very good up-and-down to secure his par.

Cameron Young strikes his second shot on the 10th hole during the US Open

Young hits his second shot on the 10th hole following his drop

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It's not the first time that we have seen golf balls ending up in bizarre areas. At The Players Championship in March, Matthias Schwab's second shot into the par 5 second bounced on the cart path before coming to rest in a buggy that was being used by three Sky Sport Austria reporters that were following the 28-year-old.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.


Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.


Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x