Golfer's miracle shot sets up remarkable win

American Ethan Tracy hits a tee shot.
American Ethan Tracy hits a tee shot. Andy Lyons

ETHAN Tracy needed an eagle from 101 yards out on the 18th hole of his final round at the Club Colombia Championship to force a playoff and have a crack at winning his first Tour title.

What happened next was simply awesome.

With a wedge in hand, Tracy stepped up to his third shot on the 570-yard par five at Bogota Country Club, and to everyone's surprise - including himself - the five-year pro holed out, forcing a playoff against Roberto Diaz, after both finished on 13-under par.

"I was trying to make it,” Tracy said after the tournament. "I knew 13 (under) was the number. I was going to get it all the way back to that pin and, if it went over, so be it. I had to give it a chance.”

The job wasn't done yet though.

In the second playoff hole, facing a 20-foot birdie putt to win the tournament, the 27-year-old read the left-to-right roll to perfection and drained it. The putt sealed his maiden Tour victory in just his fourth start.

"I was just grateful to be in the playoff,” Tracy said.

"Somehow, I made a great shot, and I was fortunate that it went in. I capitalised on a good shot in the playoff with a great putt. Overall, the 18th was pretty good to me.”

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