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Luke Donald gets luckiest break … ever

The 142nd British Open hasn't been kind to Luke Donald, who along with Lee Westwood bears the "Best Player Never To Have Won A Major" tag. Donald, the world's ninth-ranked player, shot a 9-over 80 in Round 1, which would have been worse if not for the luckiest shot maybe ever.

Running along the left side of the par-5 ninth hole at Muirfield is an old stone fence marking the out of bounds. On the outside edge of the fence is a corporate tent erected for the fancy-lads. On his approach to the green, Donald managed to hit both of them and, well, then this happened:

That's golf for ya. You can hit three good shots down the middle of the fairway, then three putt for bogey. Or you can do what Donald did and salvage a par.

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