The “play” of the weekend at the Dell Technologies Championship wasn’t made by any of the golfers in the PGA Tour field.
Sure, Justin Thomas played well down the stretch to hold off Jordan Spieth, but perhaps the most athletic move Monday afternoon at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., came from an NBC cameraman.
Marc Leishman found trouble at the 18th hole, where he landed short of the green right in front of a bunch of shrubs, plants and the like. After a quick conference with a rules official, Leishman was able to devise a strategy for getting the ball up onto the green at the par-5 finishing hole.
With limited space for a backswing, though, Leishman didn’t hit the shot he wanted, instead shanking the ball to the right — directly toward the cameraman. With the golf ball heading right at him, the camera operator slyly moved his leg to skirt disaster.
As you can see, that golf ball came dangerously close to a sensitive part of the camera guy’s body, too. Not to mention the fact that Leishman could have been in an even worse situation had the ball hit the cameraman and settled next to one of those rocks.
And the cameraman doing so while keeping the shot the entire time? Great stuff.
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