Pro Golfer Gets Stuck In An Elevator For Almost An Hour And Nearly Misses His Tee Time, Escapes And Manages To Make The Cut

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I think many of us have the shared fear of getting stuck in an elevator. Whether it be for five minutes or two hours, getting stuck inside an elevator sounds like an absolutely miserable time. Now imagine getting stuck inside an elevator as a professional golfer on your way to your tee time. This is exactly what happened to Korn Ferry Tour player Nick Voke and his caddie.

Play the night before was suspended and he had just one and a half holes left to play, but to make matters even more stressful for Voke is that he was sitting on the cut line.

The 26-year-old Kiwi entered the lift before 6:15 AM that morning giving themselves plenty of time to make it to the course for a proper warmup and try and earn a spot to play the weekend, or so they thought.

The elevator got stuck between floors for a total of 46 minutes. Voke even discussed the idea of climbing out of the elevator like some move out of an action movie. Voke and his caddie did have a bit of fun during the stop, at least for a little while.

“It was funny for like five minutes,” Voke’s caddie said. “We were just sitting there on our phones, putting it on Instagram. Then it was like, ‘Ooh, this isn’t actually moving.’”

Voke took his putter out of the bag and hit a putt inside the elevator and had some fun on Instagram, but it almost turned into a nightmare situation.

This story does have a happy ending, however, as the two were freed from the elevator and Voke did make the cut to play the weekend. The two earned themselves a nap before the third round began that same afternoon, and it’s clear that Voke put the stresses behind him as he went out and carded a 65.

Sunday’s round wasn’t as kind to Voke as he fired a 73 en route to a T-46 finish at the Veritex Bank Championship.