No Relief For Koepka, From Referees Or Rahm And Garcia
Muhammad Rameez 28 days ago Sun 26th September 2021 | 12:26 AM
Four-time major winner Brooks Koepka had strong words for a pair of Ryder Cup rules officials who wouldn't give him a free drop in his morning foursomes match at Whistling Straits
Kohler, United States, Sept 25 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Sep, 2021 ) :Four-time major winner Brooks Koepka had strong words for a pair of Ryder Cup rules officials who wouldn't give him a free drop in his morning foursomes match at Whistling Straits.
Koepka and Daniel Berger were 1-down to Europe's Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia at the 15th hole when Berger's tee shot found a clump of tall scrubby grass.
"Have you ever seen me hit a ball?" Koepka argued. "Don't you think my club might hit right here?" Koepka warned he would seek a second opinion and he did, but European Tour official Mark Litton that there was no obstruction in the path of Koepka's expected shot.
"Sorry, Brooks," Litton said after the officials, the American players and Garcia had huddled over the drain in question and mimed some prospective swings for several minutes.
"If I break my wrist, it's on (expletive) both of you guys," said Koepka, who withdrew from the US PGA Tour Championship earlier this month after jarring his left wrist when his club hit a hidden tree root as he hit out of the rough.
Eventually Koepka stepped up and fired the ball onto the 15th green on the way to a par that halved the hole.
But the morning would end in disappointment for Koepka and Berger, whose 3&1 loss was Europe's only victory of another disappointing session that gave the US a commanding 9-3 lead in the match play showdown.
Asked about the ruling after the match, Koepka had nothing to say but "we didn't get it."