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Carl Pettersson’s golf ball gets hit by other golf ball mid-backswing at U.S. Open

Shane Bacon
Devil Ball Golf

It looks like the strangest thing that would happen to Carl Pettersson this week as showing up on the first tee Thursday wearing the exact same outfit as playing partner Francesco Molinari, but oh was that wrong.

Pettersson was in the 5th fairway on Friday, completing his first round, when mid-swing an errant tee shot from No. 2 came rolling right at him, not only disturbing his golf shot but smashing into his ball mid-backswing.

This is definitely not the first time something strange has happened to Pettersson at a major championship. A year ago at the PGA Championship, Pettersson hit a leaf on his backswing, later landing a two-shot penalty for doing so in a hazard.

No penalty was assessed to either player this time around but wow, talk about something I've literally never seen on the PGA Tour.

Pettersson went on to make par on the hole despite the disturbance.

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