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His stance was tricky, but Oosthuizen still managed to pull off a miracle recovery.

Louis Oosthuizen plays a miraculous shot from the pine straw at the PGA Championship

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Louis Oosthuizen pulled off one of the most miraculous shots at this year's PGA Championship during his third round on Saturday.

Playing in the penultimate pairing in Saturday's third round, the South African found himself in trouble when his tee shot on the par-four second hole landed right next to a tree.

With the tree obstructing his stance and looking as if it would prevent him from getting solid contact on the ball, it seemed inevitable that the 2010 British Open Champion would lay up and attempt to make par from the fairway.

But, amazingly, with a tricky lie and 183 yards to the hole, Oostuhizen took a long iron from his bag and went for the green.

And, even more remarkably, the South African pulled off an extraordinary shot.

In what seemed like an impossible shot for the average golfer, Oosthuizen managed to make the shot look easy as he made perfect contact on the ball.

The ball shot out and trundled up the fairway, before finding its way onto the green and nestling 44 feet away from the flag.

He would go on to two putt, to seal a miraculous par from what seemed like an impossible position.

You can watch his unbelievable effort below.

Unfortunately for Oosthuizen, playing the risky shot looked as if it would have disastrous consequences.

The South African clearly grimaced in pain directly after executing his shot, and received treatment from the physio for some time after the hole.

However, despite being in obvious discomfort, he was able to keep his round together and eventually signed for an even par 71.

Amazingly, the South African went into the final round as the only man inside the top 15 on the leaderboard that has won a Major title.

PGA Championship - Final Round

However, his experience and the fact he's won a Major before didn't help him out on the final day, as it was Justin Thomas that clinched the trophy after an incredible performance on the final day.

He may not have won the trophy, but Oosthuizen was certainly a contender for shot of the tournament.

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Tiger Woods
US Open Golf
Ryder Cup
PGA Championships
Golf
Rory McIlroy
Louis Oosthuizen
The Open
PGA Tour

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