Patrick Cantlay hits flagstick, ball rolls further away off green at U.S. Open

Golf is a brutal game. Especially during a U.S. Open at the famed Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.

But what did Patrick Cantlay do to deserve this?

During Saturday morning’s third round, the 28-year-old had a pitch shot to get on the green from just outside 20 yards. Cantlay, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour in search of his first major title, hit the flagstick and his ball took a massive kick right back at him, rolling down the slope a good 20 yards behind the spot from which he had hit his previous shot.

This is one of those shots you just have to see to believe.

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Cantlay proceded to get up-and-down for bogey, ultimately signing for a second consecutive 6-over 76 to walk off the course 12 over, 16 shots behind leader Patrick Reed who had yet to tee off.

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