Sam Burns Hits Nothing But The Cup With Impressive ‘Slam Dunk’ Ace

Sam Burns takes a shot at the FedEx St. Jude Championship.

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Golfer Sam Burns drained an impressive “slam dunk” ace during his third round at the FedEx St. Jude Championship. The PGA Tour player hit nothing but the bottom of the cup on his Saturday shot from the 11th tee.

That shot quickly went viral on social media as the golf world reacts to the incredible result.

Burns finds himself in 53rd place at the time of this writing after shooting even par through three rounds. Entering the day at +3 on the weekend, the golfer used an impressive shot to get some momentum rolling on his third day of play.

At the 11th hole, Burns prepped for a dangerous 157-yard par-3.

The hole is described by TPC Southwind as a “smaller version of the famous 17th at TPC Sawgrass.” It requires a short iron to reach the island green while players also have to avoid a bunker that guards the front edge.

Burns played the hole perfectly on Saturday.

The ace went straight in, never touching the green. The wild “slam dunk” immediately caught the attention of golf fans.

Burns would birdie two holes after the ace to move to -3 on the day and even for the weekend.

It doesn’t look like he’ll have an opportunity to win the tournament this weekend, but he’ll likely have the best shot of the four-day event.

Jacob Elsey
BroBible writer. Jacob is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and is based in Charleston, SC.