Found March 24, 2013 on
How do you know a golfer really wants to do whatever it takes to win? Well, he could get his hand bitten off by a gator while reaching for a ball? Too extreme? Or too Hollywood?
Losing limbs is not necessary, but it doesn't hurt to make an awesome shot from the water to prove you have the drive and determination it takes to win.
Don't worry. You can take your shoes and socks off and roll up your pants like Nicholas Thompson did on the 17th hole of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Saturday. It would be just plain silly not too.
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Golfer Nicholas Thompson's tee shot on the par-3 17th hold landed on the edge of the water during Saturday's third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament in Orlando. Thompson could have taken a drop, but instead he made the bold call to take off his shoes and socks, roll up his pants, and wade ankle-deep into the water to take the shot right there. In the...
Nicholas Thompson’s tee shot on #17 during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational landed in the water. It was propped up enough in the sand that he decided to hit it, rather than take a drop and add a stroke. Thompson stripped off his shoes and socks, rolled up his pants and then proceeded to hit one of the best shots of the entire tournament.
Thompson went on to...
Hitting his second shot from the pond at the 3rd hole, Matt Every hit the shot of his life. He elected not to take off his shoes and socks like Nicholas Thompson did on Saturday, but he one-upped Thompson by hitting the shot of the tournament. There aren’t enough words to describe how truly incredible this shot was. To spin the ball the backwards into the cup after hitting...