With his opening tee shot on hole No. 1 at Pebble Beach, the Italian pro topped a worm-burner barely past the next tee box.
Former professional golfer and media personality Paige Spiranac said what we were all thinking after the shot.
“Relatable,” she wrote on Twitter.
— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) February 13, 2021
With the rain coming down, Francesco Molinari should at least get a little bit of a pass for this uncharacteristically poor shot. After making weak contact with the the ball, the golfers right hand immediately slipped off the club.
“Saw some slippage, and it was, well, a cold top,” the PGA Tour Live announcer said after the shot.
On the 381-yard, par-4 1st at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Molinari’s tee shot traveled just 70 yards. According to TourCast measurements, the ball’s apex reached a measly one foot.
Hitting his second shot from a forward tee box, the 2018 Open Championship winner was able to salvage a bogey on the opening hole.
In today’s third-round Saturday, Molinari is at even par through seven holes. With the final round coming up tomorrow, he currently sits tied for 26th at 5-under.
Jordan Spieth leads the tournament at 12-under.