Zach Johnson can't believe his putt didn't fall

Zach Johnson nearly made a long par putt, but came up just short.

Zach Johnson's second round got off to an eventful start. He drove his ball into the thick rough off the tee then hit his second shot through the fairway and into more rough as he attempted to lay up.

Despite the issues getting to the green, Johnson was less than an inch away from making par. He hit his putt with excellent pace and read the break perfectly. It appeared on it's way to breaking into the cup ... but then it stopped. Johnson could hardly believe it and he stopped in his tracks about as quickly as the ball stopped on the edge of the cup.


Johnson's putt was into the wind and held on the lip, almost defying the laws of physics. After staring at the ball in disbelief for a few seconds, Johnson did tap in for a bogey. The bogey dropped him out of sole possession of the lead and that half inch could have a major impact on the tournament when all is said and done.

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