Ridiculous Clutch Shots by Victor Dubuisson Made Yesterday’s Match Play Championship Final Extremely Exciting (Video)
Golf isn’t a sport that provides an abundance of exciting moments. Sure, there are great shots made at every event, but they’re not usually made in do-or-die situations with everything on the line.
That wasn’t the case yesterday in Arizona at the Accenture Match Play Championship, however. In the finals against Jason Day, Frenchman Victor Dubuisson was down by two with two holes left to play. However, Dubuisson won the 17th hole with a huge 15-foot putt to pull within one, then he won the 18th on a clutch shot from the bunker to force a playoff. And that wasn’t even the best part.
On the 19th hole, Dubuisson hit an absolutely terrible shot from the fairway that bounced off the green and into the rocky desert, and everyone thought he was cooked. Then he hit a ridiculous up-and-down from the sandy rough to save the day and force another hole. And on that hole he did it again—found himself in the rocky desert rough and managed to hit the ball back onto the green and save the hole.
After that second insane desert shot, all Day could do was shake his head in disbelief. Take a look:
Of course, it would be nice to tell you that, with all those clutch shots, Dubuisson came back and won the Match Play Championship. But alas, he did not. Day held on and won it on the 23rd hole.
He had some nice things to say about his opponent, though.
“Vic, man, he has a lot of guts,” Day exclaimed afterward. “He has a great short game—straight out of the cactus twice. For a 23-year-old kid, he’s got a lot of game. We’re going to see a lot of him for years to come.”
Man, no kidding.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]