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Mackenzie Hughes Gets Ball Stuck in Tree at U.S. Open

Ryan Phillips
Mackenzie Hughes' ball stuck in a tree on the 11th hole at the 2021 U.S. Open
Mackenzie Hughes' ball stuck in a tree on the 11th hole at the 2021 U.S. Open /
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Mackenzie Hughes is two shots off the lead at the 2021 U.S. Open when one of the weirdest things I've ever seen on a golf course happened. On the 11th hole, Hughes hit a ball into a tree and it didn't come down. It just sat stuck on a branch.

Hughes' first shot a the 11th bounced off a cart path and wound up in the tree. He couldn't believe it:

That's insane. What are the odds of that actually happening? It just stuck there.

In the end he took a drop and a one stroke penalty, and wound up with a double bogey on the hole. That took him from 4-under to 2-under and put him three strokes off the lead.

The last round at Torrey Pines is rapidly devolving with a lot of guys running into some awful shots. Louis Oosthuizen is holding a tight lead over Jon Rahm but that could change any minute.

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