US Open players furious after Gordon Sargent’s putt bounces out of hole

Gordon Sargent’s putt on the 18th inexperienced bouncing out of the opening – US Open gamers livid after Gordon Sargent’s putt bounced out of gap

Luke Donald, the Ryder Cup captain, has criticised the US Golf Affiliation (USGA) after Gordon Sargent, the main newbie, noticed a putt on the US Open bounce out of the opening.

Sargent’s par try from two toes on the 18th gap in Sunday’s remaining spherical was struck completely into the centre of the cup, however leapt again out onto the inexperienced.

The 20-year-old was nonetheless assured to complete because the main newbie following a 69 which left him 4 over par for , however European Ryder Cup captain Donald was not impressed with the event organisers.

“That is unacceptable! Does the @USGA go repair this mid spherical? This could by no means occur,” Donald tweeted.

Donald was removed from the one one shocked at what he noticed on the 18th inexperienced. Former Masters winner and broadcast analyst Trevor Immelman questioned if the cup was “not deep sufficient on 18?”, whereas former Ryder Cup participant and six-time PGA Tour winner Hunter Mahan requested: “What simply occurred to Sargent????? How may that occur?!”

Mahan additionally questioned what would have occurred if the identical factor had affected a participant contesting for the general title, which was received by Wyndham Clark by a single stroke from Rory McIlroy.

The USGA stated the leaping ball was brought on by the opening being broken by a participant or caddie within the earlier pairing of Ryan Gerard and Mackenzie Hughes. The group reportedly had hassle eradicating the flag from the opening and are more likely to have dislodged the interior cup, making a lip which Sargent’s ball bounced off.

A USGA spokesperson stated: “A member of the group forward inadvertently adjusted the opening liner when eradicating the flagstick. Sadly, we weren’t knowledgeable of any harm. It has since been adjusted again into place.”

The extra shot didn’t have an effect on Sargent, who nonetheless completed because the lowest newbie and didn’t miss out on any prize cash as solely professionals are entitled to take winnings from the majors.

“You in all probability noticed what occurred on 18,” Sargent stated after his spherical. “I had like a two-and-a-half footer straight up the hill that hit the again of the opening and simply bounced proper again to me. Haven’t seen that occur shortly, however that’s the way it goes generally.”

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