American golfer Justin Warren was left to rue one of the worst putts he is ever likely to miss, as a missed tap-in cost him his first-ever PGA Tour start. The 24-year-old fought his way into a play-off at the Barracuda Championship Monday qualifier, and the American knew if he was to roll in a regulation putt from inside a foot, he would complete a lifelong goal of securing a spot in his first-ever PGA Tour event.
However, it was not to be for the Australian as he somehow rolled his tap-in putt wide of the hole to leave him speechless, and without a spot at this week’s Barracuda Championship in California.
Fellow golf professional, and two-time PGA Tour winner Michael Thompson gave his assessment on the miss, and had some sympathies for the 24-year-old following his round.
Thompson said: “What a harsh lesson to learn. I pray Justin becomes a wiser pro because of that. There’s a reason we PGA Tour pros take so much time over tap ins. It’s so easy to make a mistake. #everyshotcounts”.
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