How about that? I eagle No. I had a 4-iron into the last hole and hit it to a foot. I played the best I possibly could. He shoots 37, bogeys the last hole and I beat him by one.
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Thompson had bet Moss he could not shoot 46 or better on a local nine-hole course in Lubbock, Texas, using only a four-iron. Moss stroked the putt perfectly, dead solid straight at the center of the cup, but just as it reached the lip, it bent off to the side, as if repelled by some invisible force. Normally, Moss would have chalked this up to a fluke, like the ball hitting a pebble, but this was the second straight hole this had happened, so he knew something was up. He sent his man ahead to the next hole, and sure enough, some conniver had raised the cup just enough off the green to deflect the ball. Thus informed, Moss glared at Thompson, who broke into a wide, boyish grin.
Tale of an unlikely hustler
He has probably won more money playing golf than anyone in the history of the sport. Only you've never heard of him. He does not endorse golf balls or have his own line of sportswear. He's never won a major championship.
Sam Snead isn't the only golfer who likes a bet. One man who knows exactly what it's like to win big — and win more often than not — is David he's asked us not to publish his real name. He is one of the most successful golf hustlers in Europe. After losing his job as a bar manager, David started playing golf for money.