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Watch: Schniederjans loses ball at WMPO ... on a putt

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It's not often a PGA Tour pro makes a mistake that would be considered a rarity even for your average weekend hacker, but Ollie Schniederjans did just that on Thursday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

After just missing a birdie attempt at the raucous par-3 16th hole, the 24-year-old Georgia Tech product stepped to the tee and drove the green on the par-4 17th.

Then, facing a 74-footer for eagle, Schniederjans ran his putt well past the hole - so far, in fact, that it left the putting surface and ended up in the water.

After taking a penalty stroke, Schniederjans eventually walked off the green with a bogey-5. His 3-under 68 on the day has him in the early mix for his first PGA Tour win, but he'll be thinking about that mistake on Sunday if he comes up a stroke or two short.