Through 14 holes in the second round of the 2015 Masters Friday, Justin Rose tied for third place at six-under par — a fact you’ll find more impressive after you see his second shot on the par-4 11th hole.
Rose finished the first round with a 5-under 67, but struggled out of the gate Friday, making three bogeys in his first four holes. He fought back with birdies at Nos. 5 and 8, then birdied the par-4 10th to get back to five-under par. On 11, Rose drilled a beautiful tee shot 305 yards down the middle. But with 198 yards left, he did this:
Yikes. His ball nearly landed in the upper deck. The upside for Rose was that he salvaged a bogey and quickly put the shank behind him, making birdies on the next two holes to get to six-under par. Here’s a look at Rose’s 11th hole, via Masters.com: