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Jun072014

Video: Brad Fritsch's Soggy Par Save At FedEx St. Jude

Quite the amazing play from Brad Fritsch at the FedEx St. Jude Classic considering he was willing to get himself dirty even though (A) the shot needed to be holed for him to make the cut, and (B) the ball is above his feet, which were submerged in some nice Tennessee lake muck.

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Reader Comments (17)

Fine effort, Brad!
06.7.2014 | Unregistered CommenterMeefer
I like this guy!!
I've said it before, Brad Fritsch is the Tiger Woods of golf. Fine effort!
Better than Jake Trout!
06.8.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPA PLAYA
Exactly Playa.
He's better than most . . . wetter than most . . . WETTER THAN MOIST!
Looked like he picked it clean, very tough to hit a shot like that and not gouge a bunch of mud......well played.
06.8.2014 | Unregistered CommenterNo Longer
Good going, and nice they gave you props for the effort ! Gd. Luck on Tour the rest of the year.
06.8.2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
Dang - these guys ARE good! Sweet shot. Good luck the rest of the way.
06.8.2014 | Unregistered CommenterRickABQ
One stroke somewhere else kept this from being the shot of the year. Fine effort!
06.8.2014 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
What a cool shot, Brad. Congrats on the effort and execution.
06.8.2014 | Unregistered Commenterdbh
It really was an exceptional shot, one that would certainly make a highlight or three!
06.8.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPA PLAYA
Brad Fritsch, if you don't mind entertaining a few of us here.... where would you rank that shot compared to other great shots you've hit during your career? It didn't look like the greatest lie. And if that isn't your best effort, what would be?

Well played, sir!
06.8.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPA PLAYA
When I first got up to it, my honest thoughts were "well this ain't happening obviously" (holing it to make the cut). I looked at my caddy and asked him if I should just chip it backwards into the fairway. His response was fantastic and I wish they had audio. "What? Oh, you're going in there."
The lie itself was fine. It's always the footing that is the concern. My first step into the pond wasn't the most comfortable - soft, gross on the feet. But after that there was tarp that lined the bottom of the pond. It actually was very sticky and it provided great grip. Which subsequently made the shot fairly easy, to be honest, outside of gripping down to the shaft and guessing how much it was going to turn. It was 155 yards, I hit an 8 iron, and in the air I thought "well at least it has a chance."
As far as how good it was? I guess it has to be up there with some of my other best-executed shots. It's not one that you practice, so it's all feel and confidence and rhythm. If you mess up, it's probably because you swing faster than normal or jerk at it or something.
Thanks for all the kind words...hopefully next time that's what I have to do to win, and not just make it to make the cut.
06.8.2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrad Fritsch
Thanks for responding. I think it's awesome that you take the time to talk with us here, Brad. Really neat that we get to interact with a good guy on tour.
06.8.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPA PLAYA
Thanks Brad-- we love you here!

LONG MAY YOU RUN!!!
Brad,
Funny, you never know what shot will create a great run.
Thanks for posting.
06.9.2014 | Unregistered CommenterOffered
Well done, Brad. Ths may be a shot to draw on, and the knowledge could pay
06.9.2014 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth

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