Of all the places to find your golf ball, a golf cart ball holder certainly has to be near the top of the list. That is exactly the predicament that Cameron Young faced during the third round of the U.S. Open.
Cameron Young was busy making moves on moving day at the 2023 U.S. Open when he suddenly found himself in one of the most bizarre situations you could find yourself in on the golf course, no matter the tournament.
Having recorded three birdies across the front nine at Los Angeles Country Club, Cam made the turn in 33 and approached the Par 4, 10th at LACC. Never in his wildest dreams would Young have envisioned where his ball would end up.
After crushing his drive, the 2022 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year proceeded his trek down the 10th fairway until finally stumbling upon his ball, it had found a cup, but not the cup on the 10th green. Cam’s ball had somehow managed to find the golf ball holder of a golf cart.
What are the odds? Young’s bizarre experience on Saturday at the U.S. Open brings to mind some other occurrences of a golf ball landing in a strange spot. One of which happened just a couple of weeks ago at the Charles Schwab Challenge when eventual winner Emiliano Grillo watched on as his ball landed in a ditch and was carried back towards the tee box by a running stream of water.
Rory McIlroy, who finds himself in contention at the year’s third major, also had a strange experience while competing at the Valero Texas Open in 2022. Rory found that his ball had come to rest under a parked SUV.
Fortunately for Cameron Young, he was able to take free relief.
Somehow, Cameron Young would go on to save his par on the 10th after the wild incident.
He finished out his day by signing for a 2-under 68 and the 26-year-old has had a solid, albeit unspectacular, week at the 123rd U.S. Open. Young finds himself at even par for the week and in the middle of the pack on the leaderboard following rounds of 72-70 and Today’s 68.
After a strong showing at this year’s final WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event in Austin, Texas, where Cameron Young was edged out in the championship match by Sam Burns, the reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year has gone a bit cold in recent months.
His best finish since the Match Play came at The Masters in April where Young secured a T7 finish at Augusta National. Since then, he has missed two cuts and not finished inside of the top 50 at an event in his last five starts.
Cam will no doubt be thankful to have escaped his peculiar predicament without any damage to the scorecard. Young will look to avoid both bogeys and golf cart ball holders in the final round on Sunday.