MJ Daffue had an eventful Friday at the US Open.
The South African star – ranked 819th at the start of the year – is in the mix at the Country Club, and led by two at one point during the second round, eventually finishing the day one-under for the tournament.
However, he also saw a lot of different parts of the golf course, including some bits he wasn’t really meant to.
On the par-5 14th, Daffue’s drive ended up in the hospitality area.
Rather than taking a drop, he elected to hit his second straight off the carpet, going viral in the process.
Another normal day in golf. pic.twitter.com/8np0rq12yD
— bunkered (@BunkeredOnline) June 17, 2022
“I had an option to drop it, but it would have been in the thick rough,” Daffue explained after his round.
“I don’t think from there I would have been able to get it onto the second fairway, and I didn’t want to hit a seven-iron to a blind target, but I have a four-wood in the bag, and the lie on it is so good on the hospitality.
“The thing about that is it’s got a little bit of spring in it, so even if you hit a little bit behind it, the club will bounce, and it will actually bounce into the ball.
“For me I was far enough left to actually miss the tree on the left. I think it was an awesome shot, but a birdie would have been better than a bogey.”