Close your eyes, hide the kids, run away.
Professionals can miss gimme putts, too.
Look no further than this week’s Korn Ferry Tour event in Illinois, the NV5 Invitational. Tom Whitney had mere inches to clean up a putt. So he did what any pro does, he walked over, turned around and dropped his putter. He took a swipe at the ball from what could only be described as a couple of inches from the cup.
It lipped out. The ball never had a chance to go in. It missed and then went about three feet away. Whitney stood there stunned, and the Barstool Sports TV broadcast was in disbelief.
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) July 28, 2023
Whitney isn’t the only one who missed a short putt. Enter Padraig Harrington, a major winner playing in the Senior British Open. He missed a short putt that touched every inch of the cup’s edge but didn’t somehow fall.
— Legends Tour (@euLegendsTour) July 28, 2023
Remember, next time you’re playing golf with your buddies, there are no gimmies.