WATCH: Rasmus Hojgaard Produces The Unluckiest Shot Of 2022

At the par 4 16th, Hojgaard's second shot found the bottom of the hole before bouncing out and spinning into the rough

Rasmus hits a shot
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If you ask individuals about their relationship with golf then I'm sure most will say they have a love-hate relationship with it. When your game is on and you are getting a bit of luck, there is no better feeling. However, when it is off and things are going against you, tempers can sometimes flail.

For Rasmus Hojgaard on Sunday at the British Masters, it was definitely the latter, with the young Dane producing arguably the most unlucky shot of 2022, as his golf ball found the bottom of the hole before bouncing out and spinning off the green. 

Yes, you read the correctly, the ball landed in the cup and jumped back out again! Don't believe us? Then watch the video below.

The 21-year-old is set to be a future star in the game, with Rasmus and his twin brother, Nicolai, already claiming five DP World Tour titles between them. However, on Sunday at The Belfry, it was Rasmus who was in contention.

Starting four shots behind overnight leader, Thorbjorn Oleson, Hojgaard would need a strong start to his final round. That wasn't the case though, as the Dane bogeyed his opening hole. Two more bogies followed, with a birdie at the 10th putting him back to two-over for his round.

A double at the 12th extinguished any chance of another victory. That misery was further compounded at the 16th, as Hojgaard produced an incredibly unlucky shot chasing down the leaders.

With just 120-yards left in, the 21-year-old fired a laser-like approach at the flag. What followed is something that I have only seen a few times before, with his ball finding the bottom of the hole before bouncing out and finishing in the left rough.

Hojgaard's reaction... well it was plain to see. The Dane stood with his hands behind his back, looking perplexed, just like those present at The Belfry, as well as those watching at home. Despite the moment, he would make an up-and-down before producing an eagle at the 17th.

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