File this away in “things you don’t see everyday.” South Korea’s Sangmoon Bae entered his name in the record books — an obscure record, but a record nonetheless. Bae made his slice of history at the 599-yard, par 5 18th hole at TPC Twin Cities.
Bae’s tee shot at the hole tailed into the water that guards the right side of the hole. Bae took a penalty and dropped at 249 yards and rinsed his third shot in the water that fronts the green, too. Bae dropped again and hitting five holed out for par the hard way. It was the longest hole out for par in the ShotLink era.
The previous longest hole-out for par was made by Steven Bowditch from 176 yards at the 2011 RBC Heritage, Rd.1, hole No. 4.
Bae’s walk-off at his final hole put an exclamation mark on an otherwise underwhelming opening round 4-over 75.