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WATCH: Pro Golfer Gets a Gift From the Golf Gods at European Tour Event

Published 10/04/2021, 10:25 AM EDT

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The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship recently concluded in St Andrews, Scotland. This is one of the richest tournaments on the European Tour with a purse of US $5,000,000 at stake.

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However, the St Andrews golf course, also known as the old course, is one that can baffle even the best of golfers. In particular, the 18th hole, if not done right, can seriously pose damage to the overall score.


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Guido Migliozzi, an Italian professional golfer who plays on the European Tour, learnt this the hard way. Or he almost did. He drove the ball out of bounds, and for a split second, Migliozzi must have cursed himself.

However, soon he was thanking his stars as the ball took a turn that not only shocked the audience, but surprised Migliozzi as well. Let’s look at what happened.

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The two-time winner on the European tour started the final hole with one goal; to finish in the top-20. However, in an attempt to drive the green as most professionals attempt to do, he swung a little too much to the right.

If you’re not familiar with the layout of the hole, the fairway is exceptionally short, yet wide. Along the right side of the fairway runs the Links road, which is out of bounds.


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Fortunately for him, the ball took not one, but three bounces before it finally dropped into the fairway, giving him another chance at the hole.

Despite his blunder, he went on to hit an incredible birdie on the 72nd hole. This resulted in him finishing T-17, with a score of 9-under par.

Amused, yet charmed, fans took to twitter to express their thoughts about Migliozzi’s shot.


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The 24-year-old definitely has a big career ahead of him. He will be a serious contender for the 2023 Ryder Cup and will do all that he can to establish himself as a name in world golf.

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.