The 29-minute scene that unfolded on the 13th hole Sunday at Royal Birkdale played a pivotal role in deciding the outcome of The Open, and it's a scene that will be replayed for years to come. But what was it like inside the ropes with the claret jug hanging in the balance? "Just absolute chaos," said Jordan Spieth's caddie, Michael Greller. Greller shared some of the emotions he experienced in the moment during a recent interview with Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio. Greller explained that the biggest battle intially was simply finding the ball, which had bounded off a spectator even farther right than he expected. "I was forearm shivving guys in the crowd there initially," Greller said. "And then
What started as a rather funny joke has gained some minor traction online, so much so that a Golf Channel analyst weighed in on it. So, we thought it would be helpful to nip this in the bud once and for all; to explain it, so we can all go back to having a good laugh about it. The 'controversy' (which I'm putting in air quotes because it's not a real controversy), happened on Jordan Spieth's 13th hole of his final round. After blowing his drive miles right, Spieth spent the next 20 minutes or so running around, trying to figure out where to drop his ball after taking an unplayable lie. He eventually settled on a spot on the driving range, which brings us to the spoof controversy. Before his shot,
Bernhard Langer and his long putter will be back in the spotlight this week at the Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl. The 59-year-old told The Telegraph on Wednesday that it is “hurtful” some would accuse him of still anchoring his putter against his sternum, which was outlawed by golf’s governing bodies in 2016. Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee has been one of the most ardent critics of Langer and fellow ex-anchorer Scott McCarron, who have combined to win three of the four majors this year. The USGA has defended both players. “I personally don’t understand it,” Langer told The Telegraph, “because I’m a man of integrity, and the last thing I want to do is break rules and be known for cheating.