John Senden's Par Putt Drops After 20 Second Wait

John Senden’s Par Putt Drops After 20 Second Wait

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John Senden waits for his ball to drop on the lip of the cup during the PGA Championship.
PGA.com

As the cliche goes, there are no pictures on the scorecard. For John Senden in round 1 of the PGA Championship, his birdie on the 16th hole was dangerously close to being a par.

On the par-3 16th, Senden faced a 15-footer for birdie. The putt was perfectly on line as it tracked towards the hole, stopping to sit directly on the edge of the cup. Senden, amazed the ball didn’t drop, walked up next to the cup and bent down to get a closer look. Just as he turned to tap in for his par, the ball fell into the hole for a birdie.

His patience was rewarded and Senden turned in 33 and a T4 place on the leaderboard.