In Scotland, they say you can experience four seasons in one day. On Saturday, Tony Finau experienced at least four emotions in one shot.
Standing on the tee for the 100-yard par-3 8th aptly named the Postage Stamp for its size — it’s the smallest hole by square footage in the Open rota — Finau hit a beautiful wedge past the hole and spun it back.
The ball, picking up speed, raced toward the hole and looked for a brief moment like it might find the bottom. Instead, it hit the flag, ricocheted off the green and found one of the dreaded bunkers that protects the tiny green complex.
From there Finau made bogey to go from a chance to make a 1 to a 4. Ecstasy, agony, anxiety, despair, and finally relief … from finally getting to the 9th tee box.
Watch the emotional rollercoaster below: