Harrison Crowe: Australian amateur opens up on illegal St Andrews shot that went viral
Australian Harrison Crowe pulled off the incredible shot during a visit to the Fife town after filmmaker Erik Anders Lang decided to try and recreate a feat Ernie Els had pulled off after a few refreshments had been taken in the well-known hostelry on the corner of North Street and Golf Place.
“I think hitting that shot just kind of shows the person that I am,” said Crowe, who secured his spot in the season’s opening major by winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Thailand in October. That I'm not really afraid to give everything a shot, and kind of shows a little bit more of the Aussie culture a little bit, as well; that we are pretty laid back and we are ready to do things.”
Crowe went viral after hitting the shot, which, of course, is illegal due to it being in a residential area and required him to launch it over roofs on properties in both Golf Place and The Links. “A lot of positive, which I'm quite thankful for,” he replied to what the reaction to it had been. “A lot of people have really come to me, especially when I played the Australian Open at the end of last year. I couldn't believe the crowd support I had playing with Cameron Davis and Adam Scott.”
So, is there a shot at Augusta National that would also be fun to hit? “I want to re-try the skim shot on 16 tomorrow because I hit that straight in the middle of the water,” he said, smiling. “So that's probably the one shot I really want to go again at.”
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