On the par-three 11th hole at Royal St. George’s, the 25-year-old hit his tee shot into the bunker to the left of the green.
His ball ended up too close to the bunker wall for him to stand in and swing to comfortably take his second shot, so he had to improvise.
With his club in his hands, Janewattananond perched above the bunker with his ball a few feet below, swinging while on his knees.
Despite having to play from this unorthodox playing base, Janewattananond proved he was up to the job as his shot finished just a few feet from the flag.
The excellent approach shot allowed him to recover to make a par and move onto the next hole without suffering too much of a blow.
“Sometime you practice the right shot at the right time,” the world No. 144 said.
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