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Chipping is perhaps the most difficult part of the game of golf. There's the threat of duffing it in front of you or even thinning it through the green. Just making a clean contact with the golf ball can be a win in most golfer's eyes.
During the final round of the Honda Classic though, Brian Gay produced a chip shot that would have made the most experienced golfers hide behind their sofas, as the five-time PGA Tour winner not only clipped a chip off one of PGA National's greens, but ended up holing said chip!
Watch the superb shot below:
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As the American made his way to the iconic 'Bear Trap', the 50-year-old stuck his tee shot onto the front edge of the green. The problem was that, although he hit the front left portion of the green, the pin was tucked on the back left portion, with a bunker and rough making a putt almost an impossibility.
Faced with a tricky scenario, Gay pulled out a wedge and played a simply stunning shot, with his chip landing perfectly over the bunker and rolling into the centre of the cup for an unlikely birdie.
So far this week, the par 3 15th has ranked as the 4th hardest hole at the Honda Classic, with many, many players racking up double and triple bogeys on the 178-yard layout!
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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
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