Top 10 Shanks by PGA Tour Professionals Caught on Camera

We thought it might bring a little humor to your day if we compiled a list of “mishits” to bring a smile to your face. Now, these shots tend to happen more to me and you than to tour professionals, but then again we are all human.  I’m not going to say “that word” for what you’ll see in these clips because the mere thought of “that word” makes the hair on my arms stand up. Pay heed, watching these may cause you to cringe and have horrific nightmares. The golf gods are always watching…….

10. Peter Hanson, 2012 Masters – “I’ve never seen that”

9. Justin Rose, 2012 Zurich Classic – “Was that a shank?!”

8. Webb Simpson, 2012 BMW Championship – “And that did take off at 45 degrees”

7. Heath Slocum, 2011 Honda Classic – “We talked about the S word”

6. Scott Brown, 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions – “Whoa, that is a cold shank”

5. Peter Hanson, 2012 PGA Championship – “Whoa”

4. Steve Stricker, 2013 US Open – “That was a dead shank”

3. Henrik Stenson, 2014 Cadillac Championship – “He’s hit it right out of the pipe”

2. Hunter Mahan, 2012 WGC Accenture Match Play – “What, Wow, Hello”

1.  Hunter Haas, 2013 Valero Texas Open – ” That’s one that we want to erase from the memory banks”

Alan Unruh

Alan Unruh is a Class “A” member of the PGA of America, and holds PGA Certifications in General Management, Golf Operations and Player Development. With these certifications, he is among the 1% of PGA members that hold multiple PGA Certifications. He has a profound passion for the game of golf along with extensive experience and knowledge regarding planning and strategy for golf operations, rules of golf, tournament operations and golf swing fundamentals. Alan has also played a crucial role helping manage multiple high profile tournaments throughout his career including the USGA Women’s U.S. Open, PGA and LPGA Tour events, and multiple NCAA and AJGA events.