Thomas Pieters may be focused on his golf when on the course, but he doesn’t miss an opportunity for a good photo.
His playing competitor, Brandon Stone, nearly made a hole-in-one at Bellerive’s par-3 16th in Saturday’s third round of the PGA Championship.
The ball landed inches below the cup, immediately hit the bottom of the pin and ricocheted 7 feet left of the hole.
On a soft Bellerive, that ball left quite the pitch mark right in front of the hole – in fact, it damaged the cup as well.
It was a pretty unusual moment, and an astute Pieters humorously made sure he got the memory recorded on his phone:
— PGA of America (@PGA) August 11, 2018
That is a guy on the ball right there.
Stone would unfortunately miss the putt and settle for par but would eagle the next to fight out an even-par 70 and sit T-15 at 6 under through 54 holes.
Pieters (71) is with him at that number, and he has a nice photo in his phone from the day as well.