American golfer Ryan Armour will be cursing his bad fortune after missing out on one of the greatest shots of his life by the narrowest of margins.
The 41-year-old hit a stunning tee shot at the par-three 17th during the opening round of the Pebble Beach Pro Am.
Armour's sumptuous shot hit the green, caught a slope and started tracking right for the cup.
But in a cruel twist of fate, the ball flirted with the outside edge of the hole before coming to rest agonising close to the cup.
A small consolation for Armour came in the form of the easiest birdie he'll ever make to move into the top half of the leaderboard at one-under par.
The American then grabbed another birdie on the last to sign off with a round of 70.
Jason Day made a solid start to be well in the mix after his opening round at Pebble Beach.
Coming off a win in his last US PGA Tour start at Torrey Pines, the Australian world No.10 carded a three-under-par 69 on the Spyglass Hill course in California.
Former world No.1 Day mixed five birdies with two bogeys to leave himself four shots off joint-leaders Kevin Streelman and Beau Hossler.
World No.1 Dustin Johnson got his tournament off to a flyer with a 67 at Spyglass Hill placing him at five under.
Defending champion Jordan a Spieth shot an even-par 72.