ST. LOUIS – Gary Forest’s fee to his first main championship victory took an surprising detour on Saturday at Bellerive’s 10th hollow, the byproduct of a surreal sequence of occasions.
Forest’s way on the par four discovered a greenside bunker and he blasted his subsequent shot right into a bunker in the back of the fairway. Kevin Kisner, who used to be grouped with Forest for Spherical three, discovered the similar greenside bunker along with his way shot.
Forest performed his fourth shot from the bunker in the back of the fairway, some other deficient strive that rolled again into the bunker in entrance of the fairway and got here to relaxation in a choice of footprints, perhaps Forest’s personal from his first shuttle to the danger.
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Following some predictable give and tackle social media as to why the bunker hadn’t been raked after Forest and Kisner performed their 3rd pictures, Kisner’s caddie, Duane Bock answered.
“It’s on me,” Bock tweeted. “[The] rake used to be at the different facet of the bunker in direct line with [Woodland’s] subsequent shot. I knew I’d be in his line of sight and in remaining staff. I determined to not get in his approach. I will have to’ve been extra acutely aware of the possible end result of his subsequent shot. I take complete duty.”
Given how temporarily the occasions opened up, it’s not going Bock would have had time to rake the bunker prior to Forest hit his fourth shot, and Forest’s caddie, Brennan Little, temporarily got here to Bock’s protection.
“No longer your fault in any respect [Bock],” Little answered on Twitter. “You didn’t have time to rake it, although you had began [Woodland] wasn’t looking forward to you at that time.”
Forest made a triple-bogey 7, however he did end his spherical with two birdies and can start the overall spherical on the PGA Championship 3 strokes off the lead.