Texas Open: Ludvig Aberg legend grows, somehow drives green as driver heads flies off

You have to see it to believe it.

On Saturday, Ludwig Oberg took to the tee at TPC San Antonio’s drivable par-4 17th hole, driver in hand.

After the Swedish phenom made a successful poke, not only did his ball fly out of the center of the clubface, but the clubhead also came off the shaft of the club.

As Oberg saw it, it produced a strange sight I was panicked by the incident..

Still, despite the accident, Oberg’s ball landed on the green 12 feet from the pin.

Oberg was unable to capitalize on his chance for eagle and went for birdie instead. But on the next tee, PGA Tour official Mike Peterson provided the Ryder Cup star with a backup driver similar to the one he had previously used.

“What happened happened during normal play, so it could be repaired or replaced,” said Orlando Pope, the PGA Tour’s senior director of television rules and video analysis on the Golf Channel broadcast. Ta.

“You can’t delay play, you can’t carry club parts around in your bag and try to assemble them on the spot, and you can’t borrow them from other people at the golf course. So Peterson came back and said, He brought me something new from the locker room.”

With a new driver, Oberg began a 325-yard drive on the par-5 18th, but couldn’t make a birdie.

But Oberg, who started on the back nine on Saturday, turned it around with a 3-under 33. He added another birdie on the par-5 second hole, ending the day at 4 under and aiming for the victory at 5 under. He reached the third round at the Valero Texas Open.

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