Rod Pampling hits very bad tee shot, becomes hero at PGA Championship

Dustin Johnson'clutch' gets hug as players run to beat darkness at PGA			Getty Images

Dustin Johnson'clutch' gets hug as players run to beat darkness at PGA Getty Images

For reference, play was suspended briefly Friday afternoon due to weather, so some of the last groups out were racing against the clock, trying to finish their rounds before the horn sounded, ending play for the night.

Afterwards, Day explained that he hugged his rival Johnson during the second round of the tournament to thank him for his unselfish gesture. On 17, with the threat of the horn looming, Johnson agreed to rush ahead of the group to get a tee shot off on 18.

"I was hugging him". And we were walking up, and we were talking about like if we can get a tee shot on 18 we could finish the round.

"And DJ [Johnson] is like, 'I'll do it.' And I'm like, 'That's great'".

Instead, he took one for the team, and produced a shot not likely to be forgotten by the bystanders at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.

"As soon as he teed off, we all kind of flushed it down 18". "That's the biggest, or most clutch thing I've ever seen anyone do for me". "Obviously to be able to finish and not have to wake up at 5:30 (a.m.) tomorrow, get some rest".

Added Day: "I do remember finishing in the dark a lot when I was a kid, not thinking that I was going to be running down the 18th hole at a major championship".

Rod Pampling took one for the boys at the end of the day two of the PGA Championship. He finished on 14-over-par, the same score as playing partner Thomas Pieters, while Xander Schauffele, the other member of the group, was one shot better on 13-over.

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