Lucky Fan Catches Lee Westwood's Horrible Shot at US Open from Merion

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJune 13, 2013

ARDMORE, PA - JUNE 13:  Lee Westwood of England looks on after hitting his tee shot on the second hole  during Round One of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 13, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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Golf's greatest test has been, well, tough. Balls are being hit all over a very soggy course, delivering bruises to some and brilliant souvenirs to others. 

CBS Sports reports on a hilarious moment from an already eventful day.

This sequence, y'all.

— Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) June 13, 2013

Here is Vine video from CBS Sports' Kyle Porter of Lee Westwood's shot from six on Thursday, one that would end up amid fans taking in a very dreary sight on the course. 

As the report states, this was the second shot on six, a hole Westwood would eventually par. He is one under par entering play on Friday. 

While brief, the Vine post shows a lucky fan making one hell of a grab while Westwood gives a perfect reaction to an errant shot. 

That was hardly the only issue on the day. 

Yahoo! Sports directs our attention to a tweet from Golf Digest's Max Adler, who didn't fare as well as the fan who caught Westwood's golf ball.

If walking the famed greens of Merion is in your weekend plans, you better bring a helmet. 

And speaking of Sergio Garcia, he seemed to battle every last inch of the golf course all day, placing a quadruple bogey on 15 on his way to a three-over 73

Every last fan can attest that golf is a true measure of an athlete's patience. With weather stopping play and soggy roughs causing havoc, this iteration of the U.S. Open may be among the most grueling. 

Merion is offering the best and worst of golf, and every moment has been truly captivating. Still, you might want to try to duck if you are anywhere near the course over the next few days. 


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