WATCH: Justin Rose's hole-out at Royal Birkdale gets the LEGO treatment
This video (and behind-the-scenes look) of Justin Rose from 1998 is amazing
The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale starts next week, and there have been innumerable epic shots at this course over the decades. One of the greatest among them came in 1998 when a 17-year-old Justin Rose holed out at the last to secure a T4 finish as an amateur.
Our old pal @GoldYeller has memoralized the moment with LEGOs and a bit of stop motion, and it's pretty awesome.
First, the actual video of Rose holing out.
And now the re-enactment.
And a behind-the-scenes look of the making of the shot.
Pretty awesome stuff there.
I've been researching Birkdale for the lead-in to this year's Open, and I found one of my favorite quotes ever from Rose about that 1998 Open. He was a wide-eyed amateur who didn't truly understand what he was doing (how could he?) which led to this jewel.
"I also led the Open there momentarily by myself when I was 17," Rose told the BBC of the back nine at Birkdale. "I can see that moment and I can feel that moment. The game felt so easy. Everything was going my way and I honestly thought, 'I'm going to win the Open here.'"
That T4 is still his best finish ever at an Open Championship.
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