'Mind-blowing' record putt sends golf world into frenzy

Jhonatton Vegas has made history at The Players Championship, holing the longest putt ever on the infamous 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass.

The Venezuelan star nailed a 69-foot, 7-inch putt to birdie on the famous island green.

The curling, uphill effort sparked the crowd into a frenzy, as Vegas eventually claimed third in the stacked tournament.


It wasn’t even the first miracle putt on the green that day, with Eddie Pepperell sinking a 50-foot effort of his own just hours earlier.


Vegas stole the show though, his massive putt sparking a run from 14th, right up to his eventual third place finish.

He was tied for third with Pepperell on 14-under, behind second-placed Jim Furyk (-15) and winner Rory McIlroy (-16).

Jhonatton Vegas was able to sink this record-breaking putt at the Players’ Championship. Picture: FOX SPORT

The golfing community was left stunned by the incredible putt.






The pair of monster putts even drew comparison to Tiger Woods’ infamous effort on the same hole in 2001.


Vegas said after the tournament that he could barely believe he had finished the shot.

“Absolutely mind-blowing. Simple as that,” Vegas said.

“I mean, it never crossed my mind that I was going to make such a long putt on such a phenomenal hole. But it’s one of those things, that’s kind of what you play golf for, to be in those kinds of situations.”

The putt helped Vegas to his first top five finish since 2017.

“I’m super happy. We’re talking about one of the greatest fields in golf,” he said.

“To have a chance to win here, it’s always amazing. I feel like I’m at a point in my career where I need to start contending a little bit more in these types of bigger events and I’ve been preparing myself for it, so thank God it’s kind of moving in the right direction and hopefully I can have one of these soon.”