Adam Hadwin made a ridiculously tough putt Saturday on the third hole of the third round at the WGC-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City.
The 28-foot birdie putt on the par-3 hole traveled about twice that far due to the line Hadwin took.
Hadwin took aim about 20 feet to the right of the hole and let the ball take a sharp, 90-degree break as it drifted down toward the cup.
The ball hung on the edge of the cup momentarily, then dropped in for the birdie.
The enthusiastic call by the Mexican announcers gave it some added drama.
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Hadwin, a Canadian, finished shot a with a 4-under-par 67 on Saturday, putting him at 5-under for the tournament.
Hadwin will compete as the defending champion at this week’s Valspar Championship. He was victorious there last year in what has thus far been his lone PGA Tour win.
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India’s Shubhankar Sharma held a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the WGC-Mexico, at 13-under-par.
Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Tyrrell Hatton and Rafa Cabrera Bello were tied for second place.
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Mickelson and the young Indian golfer shared a humorous exchange before the third round.
“He thought we were media and he said, ‘not right now, after the round,” Sharma told reporters while laughing, according to Reuters.
“Then he just realized (and said), ‘So sorry, I thought you were media.’ He said ‘hi’. I said ‘hi.’ And then he made a few putts and then he came back to me and said, ‘Have a good day.’ It was nice.”
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