We all know that a "sandy" is getting up and down from the sand, but what do you call getting up and down when your ball is under a cactus plant? We're not sure but it's definitely a French word.
France's next great golfer Victor Dubuisson lost the Accenture Match Play Championship final to Jason Day after 23 holes at Arizona's Dove Mountain but he gained a legion of fans with his amazing short game in the extra holes with two incredible up-and-downs from the desert brush. As a reward, Titleist gave Dubuisson a special cactus-stamped wedge to Doral this week.
Dubuisson was modest this week when discussing those shots at Dove Mountain, calling them "50-50."
"I was a kid, I used to practice a lot my short game," Dubuisson said. "But those two chips I managed to do two weeks ago, you know, it could have just stayed in the rocks or in the bush. It was great but it was like 50-50, it was not really my control."
Photos courtesy of Titleist.