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« 2014 Northern Trust Open Final Round Comment Thread | Main | This And That From Round Three Of The NoTrust Open »
Saturday
Feb152014

Video: Halftime 95-Footer By First Timer

Joel Erickson explains that not only had Patrick Burch never been to a college basketball game when he got the chance to win $15,000 toward a new car by sinking a long putt. And he has never played golf either.

So of course he drained a 90-footer from baseline-to-baseline.

According to an Auburn official, Burch will get $15,000 from Lynch Toyota toward the purchase of a new car -- the dealership has some options under that amount -- or $15,000 toward a more expensive model. Taking cash is not an option.

In the first few minutes after his putt went sailing through the hole, Burch had no idea what he'd do with a brand-new vehicle once he picked up his winnings.

And the best part about Burch's miracle putt?

He doesn't even golf.

"Nope," Burch said. "I don't even putt-putt very well."

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Reader Comments (11)

Good thing that thing went in. Did you see how many people were standing on his through line?
@moses that's some funny *ss sh*t
02.15.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPat
His grip and setup are textbook.
02.16.2014 | Unregistered CommenterTaffy
He has obviously played miniature golf or played Wii Golf a few times in his life. That make his ridiculously long putt less special.

No, that was a really great/lucky shot!
02.16.2014 | Unregistered CommenterStephenP
Triple breaker?
02.16.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPABoy
Proof positive that blind squirrels can find an acorn once in awhile.

What was the stimp reading btw??

LOL about the thru line Moses....+1
02.16.2014 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
Now that is how you grow the game!!
02.16.2014 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
25 yrs ago I am a college Sr. at Campus Hoops game with the rest of the fraternity buds. They pick 15 folks out by tickets to take part in the halftime shootout, including me, a bunch of student types, and 1 8 year old or so boy. I probably played pickup ball 5 times a week at that stage - not varsity material mind you, but I felt I could play the game. You need to make a layup, free throw, 3 pointer, then a half court shot in order to win a car. We line up for the layups, I was last, I bounced it off the backboard, and it never touched the rim as it bounced off to the other side of the hoop. My only consolation was the 8 year was the only other guy that missed it. Not a highlight !
02.16.2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
I liked the little hop the ball took 3/4 of the way there...loose impediments make me feel right at home!
02.16.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDaveJ
He'll be a great trivia question: What golfer lost his amateur status without ever taking a full swing?
02.16.2014 | Unregistered Commenterringer
You don't lose amateur status for that stuff any more. Which is nice.
02.16.2014 | Unregistered CommenterGmail

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