Burgoon's famous shot, from the other side

Friday, August 28, 2009

TULSA, Okla. - I know, I know we have heard enough about Bronson Burgoon’s amazing shot for Texas A&M at the NCAA Championships, but usually it was his from his point of view.

Following the David Lingmerth and Ben Martin match this morning was Lingmerth’s former Arkansas teammate, Andrew Landry. Landry, you may recall, was the guy Burgoon beat with that amazing shot.

Landry has since turned pro, but offered some interesting comments just a few months into his new career.

“It was the incredible shot of the century, I bet he could have 100 more balls from the same spot and he couldn’t do it again.”

Now, I don’t want Landry to seem like a soar loser, he’s far from it.

“There is no good way to lose,” he also told me. “I had what I thought was a great opportunity. If I had to lose, I would want to lose like that.”

After I brought back the nightmares he has tried to forget about, I started to wonder if he even recalls the shot? According to Landry, he was still in the fairway and never saw or could tell where the ball was until he reached the green. He knew Burgoon hit the green, but never realized where it stopped.

I told him I was sorry to bring it up, and we went our seperate ways. Landry said goodbye and let me know with a chuckle, “I’ll never look at that highlight again.”