As we all know, golf is a beautiful game, but things rarely ever go perfectly. Jim Furyk, currently ranked No. 41 in the world, epitomized improvisation by going barefoot at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
The 2018 Ryder Cup captain for the U.S. chose to do away with his shoes and socks before hitting a bunker shot. We of course can’t know exactly what Furyk was thinking in the moment, but the announcers sure took their best guesses in the clip below.
Whatever it takes … pic.twitter.com/iVnboBTqes
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 10, 2017
Assuming Furyk wanted to avoid slipping on the shot, he ended up bogeying the hole after the ball landed in the fairway. Unfortunately, this may be the “highlight” we remember since he’s out of the tournament now.
Furyk may have gone barefoot while standing on wet wood, but at least he didn’t have to roll up his trousers and get real close with nature like Jason Day back in 2014.