It’s tough to understand just how good the stars of the PGA and European tours are.
A good lesson? Watching them swing from the opposite side.
The European Tour decided to have a competition ahead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open where right-handed players in the field tried their hand at left-handed golf.
The game of choice: A closest to the pin contest at a par 3. Deemed the Left Handed Challenge, this was a pretty fun experiment and eye-opening to just how good some of these guys are from the opposite side.
But this video also showed that some pros have a lot of work in progress on this front. Plenty of humor and amazing artistry here. Enjoy:
Introducing the Left Handed Challenge 🤚pic.twitter.com/lISUdfzINl
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) July 14, 2017
As you can see, Henrik Stenson won the contest by knocking it to two feet – despite his proclamation pre-shot, “Let’s see how rubbish I am left-handed, I know I ain’t good.”
Padraig Harrington, Thomas Bjorn, Haydn Porteous and Brett Rumford also proved to be quite good as left-handers.
Matt Fitzpatrick, Martin Kaymer, Patrick Reed and Ian Poulter (his reaction was hilarious) proved particularly inept here.
Overall, what a great idea and so fun to watch. The logical next step: Gather those rare left-handers and film them hitting righty.
We don’t think Phil Mickelson would mind.