Patrick Reed got the last laugh Sunday at The Northern Trust despite some bad luck.
The Masters champion hit a beauty of a third shot right at the pin at Ridgewood Country Club’s par-5 third in the final round and got a horrific break when his ball caromed off the flagstick and into a greenside bunker.
This sort of thing is not unusual in golf, with Tiger Woods’ brutal break at the 2013 Masters a prime example.
As in that Woods case, usually the bad luck wins out here.
But Reed decided he wasn’t going to give in:
What a birdie from Reed, which is what he deserved all along.
This reminds us of the time Phil Mickelson got the best of bad luck in a similar scenario at the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship:
It’s good to see a rare victory for golfer over bad luck.