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
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.
July 26 (UPI) -- A group of golfers at a course in Arizona helped out a wounded and thirsty coyote by offering it a glass of water. Ryan Taplin shared photos and video of the "once in a lifetime experience" after the coyote approached him and his friends at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale. "Out on the front 9 at Talking Stick Golf Club, we noticed him stalking an animal," Taplin wrote in the Facebook post Sunday. "When he realized we were watching, he came right up to our cart. It's crazy how gentle a wild animal can be when in need of help...Poor little guy." Taplin told azfamily the coyote kept approaching him and his three friends, but said the animal kept a safe distance. "He would