Pampling hits very bad, rushed tee shot at US PGA

Ruben Hill
August 13, 2017

Over on 18, Dustin Johnson followed suit, albeit a little less dramatically.

In association with PGA tour rules, if one ball is in play and the weather horn is heard, the playing group can determine whether they would like to finish the hole.

Day threw his arm around the neck of world number one Johnson and laughed in glee as they rushed down the fairway.

"I was hugging him".

"On 17 I was off the green".

Pampling was so concerned to get his tee shot off before the horn and allow his group to complete the round that he quickly walked right into his tee shot.

"And DJ [Johnson] is like, 'I'll do it.' And I'm like, 'That's great'".

"As soon as he teed off we all kind of flushed it down 18", said Day, who ran down the fairway to save time.

"Have you ever seen a shot like that in a major championship?" said Nantz, fighting off laughter. He was happy, as well. Obviously to be able to finish and not have to wake up at 05:30 [local time] tomorrow, get some rest.

Rod Pampling and his playing partners were rushing to get another hole in before the horn sounded and marked the end of play for the second round of the PGA Championship.

"That was the best thing I did all day", Pampling quipped.

Pampling was certain to miss the cut and clearly wanted to complete his round before complete darkness arrived in Charlotte.

However, as the shot tracker revealed, the veteran Aussie hit a low duck-hook which careered into the trees on the left, although he cared not a jot as he eventually tapped in for a double-bogey and a round of 79.

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