Thursday, June 17, 2010
Hugo Leon was in position to tie for the opening round lead of the U.S. Open until his ball got caught in a tree.
Heading into his final hole in the opening round of the U.S. at Pebble Beach, Hugo Leon of Chile was even par and one shot off the lead. His was thinking birdie, taking his 8 iron from 150 in the middle of the fairway. His golf ball however flew into the tree adjacent to the 18th green and stayed there. After a 5 minute search, he had to hit again and finished with double bogey. Despite the bizarre unlucky shot, Leon was in good spirits after his opening round 73.