Pinehurst #2 hasn't been the dreaded beast we expected it to be this week. Sure, we've seen some tough scores from some great players, but the greens have been receptive and putts are dropping for a lot of the players and the U.S. Open has been fairly mild thus far this year.
But you can still get nasty breaks at any U.S. Open. Just ask Ken Duke, the 45-year-old journeyman who won his first ever PGA Tour title last year at the Travelers Championship.
Duke's tee shot on the par-3 9th ended up right against one of those patches of rough that Graeme McDowell explained to us earlier this week, and Duke was forced to putt his ball into the greenside bunker.
Not taking much time, Duke softly popped the ball out of the sand, watched it land perfectly and take the break and disapppear for the incredible par save.
Duke's shot was great, his reaction was amazing and we have our first par highlight of the 2014 U.S. Open.
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