Those watching Jordan Spieth during this U.S. Open, seeing his facial contortions or hearing his vocal frustrations after nearly every shot, might think he’s going to miss the cut at + 20.
Spieth’s frustration with caddie Michael Greller was caught on camera Thursday during Round 1 at Pebble Beach and triggered social media outrage throughout the golf community.
Friday, while playing with Tiger Woods and Justin Rose, Spieth somehow managed not to explode with he hit a hidden rake in the tall grass atop a right fairway bunker on the par-4 No. 2 hole.
These hot Fox mics are doing Spieth ZERO favors this week. Comes across like the petulant child he can be. Hitting awful shots and blaming his caddy. “Yes there is a rake there” – Greller- as we watch their relationship devolve to no fault of Michael’s pic.twitter.com/LmZioVtRoa
— The Beaver Invitational (@TheBeavMCC) June 14, 2019
“Oh, it hit the rake. Oh, there’s a rake there,” Spieth said with both incredulity and anguish in his voice. “Yes, there’s a rake there,” Greller answers.
“Oh, it got over the lip but it hit the rake,” Spieth continues.
There was no information available as who let the rake beneath the grass at the bunker. Given Spieth’s placement deep in the bunker, there’s no way he could have seen the obstacle.
The blame in this case – if there is any – falls upon the caddie.
But Spieth did not say anything – at least that was picked up by the Fox Sports cameras – to Greller about why he didn’t see the hidden piece of lawn equipment.
Spieth has been playing aggressively all day since teeing off from No. 10.
He rallied to for a bogey on No. 2 and is surprisingly still very much in the hunt for his first PGA Tour victory in 22 months at -2 overall after 13 holes Friday.
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 14, 2019