Spin-wizard Warne is a below-par golfer too!

Sydney, Sept 27 (ANI): Australian cricket great Shane Warne drained a seven-foot birdie putt on the final hole at St Andrews to complete a one-under round of 71 while competing at a tournament in the Scottish golf venue.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, leg spin legend Warne posted the scorecard of his 'best ever round' on social media shortly after competing in the Dunhill Links Championship's pro-am tournament on Friday morning.

It would have been tough reading for some of golf's most seasoned professionals, with the larger-than-life 44-year-old recording par scores on the opening nine holes of the notoriously difficult Old Course, the report said.

A double-bogey on the 16th was a major blemish for the man with 708 Test wickets to his name but he recovered with yet another par and his ice-cool long putt on the 18th, the report added.

To put Warne's effort in perspective, his score was better than what Adam Scott and Tiger Woods managed in three of their four rounds in 2010 when The Open Championship was held at St Andrews, the report further said.

On Friday, he got the better of major winners Vijay Singh (74), David Duval (73) and Louis Oosthuizen (74); and was hot on the heels of Retief Goosen (70) and Ernie Els (69), according to the report.

Shane Warne thanked everyone on Twitter for their tips and support, adding that it was his best ever round of golf. (ANI)


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