- Tim Petrovic may not be a household name.
- However, after his putt on Saturday, he should not be forgotten.
- The 55-year-old used an insane slope to make an unbelievable par save at the USSO.
There have been so many incredible putts in golf history. Phil Mickelson at the 2004 Masters, Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines in 2008, Costantino Rocca on 18 at St. Andrews, Jack Nicklaus on 17 at Augusta… the list goes on.
On Saturday, Tim Petrovic added his name to the list. Not because it was the most important putt of all-time, but because it was one of the most insane.
During the third round of the U.S. Senior Open at Saucon Valley Country Club, Petrovic left himself with a lengthy roll for par on the 11th. What he did next was absolutely mind-blowing.
Petrovic sent his his putt sailing past the hole. At first, it looked like his line was off. And then it all started to make sense.
The putt was intentional. It rolled beyond the cup and onto a slope that killed all of its momentum and sent it back in the other direction.
As the ball slowly made its way toward the flagstick, it started to look better and better and better until— BOOM! The ball dropped into the hole.
Petrovic sunk the lengthy putt and saved par. He, along with the crowd who witnessed the unbelievable moment, couldn’t believe it.
Take a look:
— USGA (@USGA) June 25, 2022
Again, Petrovic sits well out of contention for the U.S. Senior Open title, so it was not particularly consequential. However, it was so mind-bending that it need not go under-appreciated. Unreal.