Tour pro lands ball in horrific lie

Embedded Ball Story

European Tour pro Ben Evans was the beneficiary of a sensational break courtesy of a rules official at the weekend. 

Playing in the Cazoo Classic at London Golf Club, the Englishman had found himself seven-under and in title contention teeing it up on Saturday morning.

However, things looked bleak after the 34-year-old struck his second shot on the par-4 fourth hole.

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After launching his drive into a greenside bunker, Evans smashed his second shot into the lip of the sand trap, his ball plugging as a result.

A rules official was then called over and it was revealed that Evans’ ball was embedded in the general area and that he would receive relief.

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Instead of dropping back into the bunker, the official ruled that the drop area was just outside of the hazard.

Watch the moment for yourself below.

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From there, Evans bogeyed the hole, before going to card a one-over round of 72. A bogey-free final day 67 wasn’t enough to rocket him back into contention as he had to settle for a T9 finish.

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