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One of the oldest adages in sports is: “It’s better to be lucky than good,” and nowhere is that more true than in the sport of golf.

Take, for instance, Brian Harman showing that some days, life is a Screwy Squirrel cartoon:

The mind struggles to even decide what the best part is from that 18-second clip, which came during round two of the PGA Tour’s Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday.

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Is it the Hanna-Barbera-esque “thunk” the ball makes when it hits the front fence of the gallery after Harman overshoots the green by a huge margin?

Is it the ball then bouncing right back onto the green and landing mere inches from the hole for about the easiest birdie putt you can make?

Or is it the announcer saying: “If that’s not the shot of the day, then Shot of the Day is meaningless?”

Don’t worry, there are no wrong answers to this dilemma.

After making the putt, Harman simply tossed the ball into the stands as a souvenir, a fitting goodbye to a ball whose work on the golf course was done and who now gets to enjoy retirement on the desk of some fan’s office.

Even the PGA Tour’s social media people couldn’t help but laugh at that wild, cartoon-like sound the ball made, treating viewers to the ultimate Foley effect on loop:

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Harman’s stroke of good luck turned what might have ended up being a comeback chip and two-putt for bogey into an easy birdie, which helped him enter Saturday’s action tied for 22nd place, according to USA Today.

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Jonas Blixt posted a 64 on Friday to take the lead going into the weekend at 9-under par.

Kevin Na and Tony Finau, meanwhile, sat at 8-under before Saturday’s action teed off.

The Charles Schwab Challenge continues this weekend and airs on CBS and the Golf Channel.

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Boston born and raised, Fox has been writing about sports since 2011. He covered ESPN Friday Night Fights shows for The Boxing Tribune before shifting focus and launching Pace and Space, the home of "Smart NBA Talk for Smart NBA Fans", in 2015. He can often be found advocating for various NBA teams to pack up and move to his adopted hometown of Seattle.
Boston born and raised, Fox has been writing about sports since 2011. He covered ESPN Friday Night Fights shows for The Boxing Tribune before shifting focus and launching Pace and Space, the home of "Smart NBA Talk for Smart NBA Fans", in 2015. He can often be found advocating for various NBA teams to pack up and move to his adopted hometown of Seattle.
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Seattle, Washington
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