‘Choke Job’: Golf Pro’s Mother and Fans Left in Utter ‘Pain’ as Luke List Brutally Crushes His $1.4M PGA Tour Dreams

Published 10/09/2023, 11:00 AM EDT

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Ben Griffin moved into a nice position for his first PGA Tour victory with a solid bogey-free round on Saturday, giving him a three-shot lead in the Sanderson Farms Championship. However, the pressure of the final day is something very few golfers can deal with.

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Ben Griffin too succumbed to the pressure of the win on the final day and Luke List stole the show at the $1.4 Million deal. It is earth-shattering to be at the center of the universe ready to grab your first win and then that being taken away from you in a second. This did not just affect Griffin but also his mother who was hopeful that her son would clinch the title.

Ben Griffin’s disappointing final round

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Ben Griffin was earlier leading the event, however, on the final day, he carded a round of 74. This was enough to set him off the lead and provide a good opportunity for others to get back into the contest.

The Golfer missed some crucial putts that cost him dear. The golfer eventually entered into a five-way play-off where things stayed bad for him. He missed the par putt on the 18th which had led to the play-off.

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The golfer’s mother was also present at the event and the expression of disbelief was clear on her face when Griffin missed that crucial putt. She was saddened by her son missing out on his maiden title so closely.

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The mother was not the only one. There were many other fans and golfing enthusiasts that expressed their disbelief. Let’s find out what they said.

How the golf community reacted

Many shocking reactions came the golfer’s way. A fan expressed his disbelief by calling this a brutal incident to have taken place. He also added an image of the shell-shocked mother looking at the son missing the putt.

Others called this a great story and a moment of disbelief.

A fan gave some stats and called this a truly heartbreaking round for Griffin.

On a video posted by the PGA Tour in which a long putt can be seen lipping out of the cup, a fan commented “Pain.” One actually is at a loss for words in such situations.

Others expressed disbelief as to how a man who was leading by three shots failed in a playoff between 5 people.

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Some called this the worst round in history.

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What do you make of the missed putt? Do you think Griffin will make amends in another tournament soon? Drop your comments below.

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Roshni Yadav is a new golf writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a national level golfer, putting her golf expertise into her writing. Tiger Woods and Adam Scott happen to be her favorites to watch and learn from.
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Prateek Srivastava

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