Brandon Crick is playing in his first US Open this week, and the course is not treating him well. The 25-year-old University of Nebraska graduate shot an 81 in the first round on Thursday, and the second round did not start much better.
As Carl Pettersson was preparing to take a shot from the fairway on hole No. 5 on Friday, Crick’s errant tee shot from the 2nd tee came rolling in and struck Pettersson’s ball. Fortunately, Pettersson was in the middle of his backswing and was able to reset and par the hole. Had his ball been hit by Crick’s ball a fraction of a second later, who knows what the ruling might have been.
Between Crick’s ball hitting Pettersson’s and Lee Westwood catching some horrible luck thanks to a wicker basket, things have gotten pretty bizarre at times during the first two rounds of the US Open.
H/T Devil Ball Golf