Henrik Stenson's golf ball walks the plank

Cue the Benny Hill music.

The par-4 fourth hole at TPC Sawgrass was an adventure for Swede Henrik Swenson. The Stadium Course is sometimes criticized as a tricked-up made-for-TV design, and Stenson's approach at No. 4 was comparable to a mini-golf excursion through various course props.

Stenson sent his drive completely off the course and had to punch back out at almost a 90-degree angle. But he put too much on it and the ball came bounding down the cart path, where it fortuitously settled on a bridge.

Taking relief from the lie would have resulted in a drop behind some trees, so Stenson opted to play it right off planks and put it in the center of the green for an opportunity to save par.

But the golf gods evened things out after Stenson got the fortunate resting spot on the bridge, and the 2009 Players Champion three-putted from inside 13 feet to make double bogey anyways.

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