Shawn Stefani has won twice on the web.com tour and lost in a playoff to Justin Rose at the Quicken Loans National for what would have been his first PGA Tour win. He even has a hole-in-one at the U.S. Open with an ace on No. 17 at Merion in 2013.
After the second round in the Honda Classic, the 35 year-old will be likely be known as the golfer who stripped down to his underwear and waded into the water hazard on No. 6 at PGA National’s Champion course.
“Hopefully, my wife wasn’t disappointed,” Stefani told Golf Channel. “But I was out there fighting for my family. I was fighting to make the cut … I was wearing Calvin Kleins, hopefully, I looked good. I’ve been going to the gym.”
Stefani ended up with a bogey on the hole and went on to miss the cut by two strokes.
“I was just trying to make the cut,” Stefani continued. “If I had taken a drop, I would have had to do it in the rough, 20 or 30 yards back. I would have been hitting a long iron into a green where you can’t stop the ball … I fought hard until the end. It’s a tough golf course, but I never quit. I never gave up.”
Friday night, Stefani took to Twitter to talk about the shot.
“Not sure if I should apologize for getting into my boxers today. Just fighting til the end to make the cut and that was my best option,” he said on his Twitter @ShawnStefani1. “Sorry if I offended anyone with this but I’m trying to do my job the best I can!”
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 24, 2017