TURNBERRY, Scotland – Retief Goosen made some magic late Thursday afternoon at Turnberry. After his approach found the pot bunker right of the 17th green, the South African was forced to play his next shot with his left leg out of the hazard and right leg dug into the sand.
The shot climbed into the grey sky and rolled to 4 feet for birdie.
“I said to him, ‘That’s one of the best up and downs I’ve ever seen,’” said Rory McIlroy, Goosen's playing companion. “I see him in the gym all the time stretching and said, ‘That gym work is paying off.’”
Goosen was not around after his round for comment, we can only guess he was pulled into the clubhouse for performance-enhancing drug testing.