Issues are getting chippier at Whistling Straits.
After a day stuffed with non-gimmes and a testy exchange between the American group of Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger and a few guidelines officers, a dispute over a drop between Jordan Spieth and Jon Rahm’s caddie, Adam Hayes, throughout a Ryder Cup fourballs match added to the rising listing of extracurricular pleasure.
The incident occurred on the par-5 fifth gap, the place Rahm drove his tee ball into the water proper. Whereas all 4 gamers, together with Koepka and Sergio Garcia, initially agreed the place the ball had cross into the penalty space, by the point Rahm obtained to the agreed-upon spot, a spotter advised Rahm he thought his ball had crossed some 20 yards farther forward, which might’ve enormously improved Rahm’s possibilities of reaching the inexperienced together with his third shot.
Nonetheless, Spieth shortly took exception, which prompted Hayes to step in to defend his participant.
“Adam was fairly fired up,” mentioned Golf Channel strolling reporter Jim “Bones” Mackay, who described the alternate as “animated.”
Each Hayes and Spieth went backwards and forwards for a few minute earlier than Rahm ultimately agreed to drop farther again. Garcia and Koepka, nevertheless, would each birdie to tie the opening and hold the Europeans’ 2-up lead as is.
Spieth, Hayes and Rahm had been later proven by cameras shaking arms in a possible try to sooth issues over.