Hat tip to Golf Digest for this amazing find. In fact, this is probably the most absurd yet greatest coincidence of the year, not to mention pretty darn ironic.
Here’s the deal: Patrick Reed famously declared himself a “Top Five” player in the world after cruising to victory at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Problem is, many of his fellow competitors, along with golf fans, found it slightly obnoxious, to say the least, and ever since then, Reed has been the butt of “Top Five” jokes.
Well, on Saturday at the RBC Heritage — fresh off missing the cut at the Masters (it’s OK, even top 5 players do that; just ask Phil Mickelson) — Reed pulled his second shot on the difficult par-4 18th into the hazard. Because he’s top five in the world, he plodded his way into the water and tried to hit his ball.
Things didn’t go as planned, with the club turning over in his hands and the ball taking off almost at a 90-degree angle even deeper into no man’s land, otherwise known as the harbor.
Oh, so, where did it end up exactly? Naturally, next to one of the biggest yachts, which just so happened to be named “Top Five,” parked adjacent to Harbour Town Golf Links.
Reed ended up carding a double-bogey on the hole and went on to post a one-under 70 in the third round. He finished on Sunday with a two-over 73 to finish T48.
Here’s another photo of the “Top 5″ boat:
And here’s the Golf Channel footage of the greatest coincidence ever: