Doc Redman Rallies in Final Holes for US Amateur Win
Los Angeles’ Riviera Country Club hosted the US Amateur last week and it’s finale was worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster.
Clemson sophomore, Doc Redman and Texas senior Doug Ghim battle it out in the final day match play for the US Amateur Championship. As they stand on the 17th tee, Ghim is two-up with two to play and is stone cold focused on the next two holes. Doc Redman, who’s putting had been dialed-in all day, needs to win the next two holes to make it to a playoff.
Both guys blast their three woods on the par-5 17th to reach the green in two. Ghim, just off the back, chips his ball to 5 feet forcing Redman to make his 70 foot eagle putt. Doc strokes the putt three feet outside and watches the ball smash the center of the cup to drain his 3 and win the hole.
Both guys find the right center of the fairway on Riviera’s famous 18th. With the pin tucked right they both need a strong cut-shot to get it close. Ghim leaves his ball short of the green while Redman sticks his to 9 feet with a two-cup right to left break. Ghim chips his ball to a foot and the NC native drains his putt to tie the match and send it to a playoff hole.
In the playoff hole, Redman uses his momentum to fire a three wood to the front of the reachable par-4 and this causes Ghim to hook his ball left into the over-seeded rough. The Texas senior punches his ball into the bunker and can’t convert his sand-save to give Redman the win and a comeback that will not soon be forgotten.