PGA TOUR 2021 - Honda Classic at PGA National - Round One
Aussies are in fine form at the Honda Classic 2021, unfazed by the prospect of getting stuck into the 'gator infested mud that ensnares many at the PGA National. At the time of writing, Aussie Matt Jones is at top of the leaderboard and Cameron Davis is not too far back.
Meanwhile the "always immaculate" Adam Scott (announcer's quote) does not hesitate to ripoff his socks and shoes and get down in the muck to make a brilliant par save.
From PGA TOUR's Ben Everill:
Scott’s approach shot on the par-4 11th hole – his second of the round – found itself drifting right from his line and came down short and in the water hazard. But with the ball only partially submerged Scott decided to attempt to play it from the wet muddy lie – local alligators be damned!
“I blocked my 7-iron and when I got up there I figured I could play it, but I called in a rules official because incredibly there were some electrical cables in the penalty area around my ball that I needed to move,” Scott explained to PGATOUR.com.
“I was able to move them, get my shoes and socks off, roll the trousers up, get my waterproof jacket on and get in the water with my lob wedge. From there I just played it like a full bunker explosion shot and got it to about 12-feet.” Read more here
And, if you're wondering about the alligators, take a look at the size of this fellow at the 13th hole during Round One of the Honda Classic in 2019.