June 30, 2014
Jim Lee (British Columbia Golf)
RICHMOND, BC - During the 1994 US Open played at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont Pennsylvania, Ernie Els' tee shot finds a water hazard - but there's no water in it. The hazard has been marked as a lateral water hazard. The vegetation is thick and its probably muddy. But Els has a choice - play it as it lies or take a stroke penalty and a drop.
Els decides to play the ball as it lies. Its a shot normal golfers probably wouldn't try, but it works out fine for him. He goes on to win the event in a 3 way playoff against Colin Montgomerie and Loren Roberts.
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Photo courtesy of by Stuart Franklin (Sportingheroes.net)