Reed Snaps Club En Route To 18th Hole Double Bogey

Emotions were running high on Friday evening at the 119th U.S. Open as players coming down the stretch did their best to earn a weekend tee time. 

Playing in the third-to-last pairing to go off the first tee, Patrick Reed came to the iconic 18th hole at Pebble Beach in a great position to make the weekend, and potentially get into the fringes of contention with a closing birdie on the par-5.

However, after hitting his third shot over the back of the green and unable to get his fourth shot onto the putting surface, Reed was seeing a bit of red. Facing a short-sided chip from the thick Pebble Beach rough, Reed’s lofted wedge went right underneath the ball, advancing it only a few feet.

As a result of the poor shot, Reed swiftly punished the club.

Sensing the moment perfectly, Reed’s caddie and brother-in-law, Kessler Karain calmly pulled another wedge out of the bag and let Reed do his thing as he chipped for bogey. 

Needing to get up-and-down for a double bogey, and without his highest-lofted wedge, Reed scared the hole with his next chip and cleaned up his double bogey to make the 2-over par cut on the number. 

Posting his score so late in the day, Reed will have a quick turnaround and need to acquire a new wedge fast as he goes off in the second group on Saturday morning 11 strokes behind the 36-hole leader Gary Woodland.