(Reuters) – Webb Simpson never saw his best shot of the day drop in the hole at Phoenix Open on Saturday.
“I quit watching it,” the five-times PGA Tour winner said of the seven iron, 180-yard shot that fell in the hole at the 12th green for an ace.
“I can’t see the greens that well when they are firm like this, so I stopped watching it,” he told PGA Tour Radio.
“I’m watching the crowd on the right side of the hill and they are kind of getting excited. I was kind of like ‘What are they getting exciting about?’
“All of a sudden their hands go up …. so it was fun. A good moment.”
The ace helped pull Simpson into a share of the third round lead with Tony Finau before a bogey at the 17th hole dropped Simpson one shot back.
(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Daniel Wallis)