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Jordan Spieth showed a bit of frustration during his opening round at the US Open on Thursday, throwing his club after a seemingly perfect approach shot on the 17th hole rolled all the way across the green and trickled down into a bunker.
“You’ve GOT to be kidding me! How is that in the bunker!” he yelled after his second shot on the par-4, which Spieth was playing as the 8th hole.
Here’s the shot:
When Spieth’s ball lands and starts to spin back, it looks like it will settle close to the hole for a very makeable birdie putt.
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But this is Oakmont, one of the hardest courses in golf, and the greens are brutally fast.
Spieth can’t believe it, and let his frustration out by giving his club a toss at his bag.
Even though the nearby fans did chide Spieth a bit for his club-toss, you can’t really blame him.
Rain has twice suspended the first round at Oakmont, which must be all the more frustrating for the golfers, who will struggle to get into a rhythm on the course.
But the rain could actually be a blessing at Oakmont. If it softens up the greens, fewer shots – especially perfect ones like Spieth’s here – will roll into bunkers.
Spieth is currently even on the day, though whenever play resumes he’ll have a tough up-and-down for par.