Schwartzel, the 29-year-old former Masters champion, found himself well right of the fairway on the par-4 16th hole at the Durban Country Club in South Africa. His ball found what looks like a maintenance road, and it looked like Schwartzel basically could hope to just pitch the ball over the trees in front of him and pray his ball finds some grass.
He nixed the safe play idea and decided to hit a draw off the pavement in hopes of finding the green. Not only did he pull the shot off, but it nearly flew in the hole for the eagle, rolling just a few feet past the pin for what looked like one of the most amazing birdies ever.
Unfortunately for Schwartzel he went on to miss the birdie putt, but still, the shot he pulled off from the road is as good as anything you'll see all season in professional golf.
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