Lee Hodges waits 35 seconds for putt to drop at PGA Championship (Video)

Lee Hodges putt stops on lip of cup, PGA Championship, 3rd round, 5/20/2023
American pro golfer Lee Hodges found himself waiting an incredibly long time for one of his putts to drop into a hole during Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY.

It happened on the green of the 17th hole as Hodges was putting for par. The ball reached the lip of the cup and came to a halt. Hodges was optimistic that the ball would fall in, so he waited. And waited. And eventually, after 35 seconds, the ball dropped into the hole.

In the end, however, Hodges was not given credit for par, as PGA Tour rules say that the ball can only remain on the lip of the cup for 10 seconds, so he was charged with an "extra stroke" which would be required to knock it in. It was that kind of day for Hodges, who finished at 5-over for the day and is now 10-over for the tournament. However, he can take solace in the fact that he did make the cut and is able to get some extra golfing in and hopefully earn a little extra money.

Over the years, we have seen many golfers have bad luck with putting, and some of them take out their frustration on their putters. In this case, for Hodges, it was a mix of good and bad luck. Good luck that the putt eventually went in, but bad luck that it took too long, so the shot didn't count for par.

[PGA Championship]

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