Three off the lead and looking to secure solo second place entering the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions, Patrick Reed hit his tee shot into the water at the par-5 18th hole on Friday.
Undaunted, he then hit this recovery shot.
”I figured I just hit the shot I needed – a big, huge slice,” Reed said. ”Why not start in toward the grandstands to the left?”
Reed, who himself was impressed by his approach shot, would miss the birdie putt to shoot even-par 72 [three birdies, three bogeys on the day] and remain at 8 under par. The 18-hole leader in Shanghai is now tied for second place with Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood. The trio trails Tony Finau by three strokes.