Caddie falls and bends putter: video

What’s the ruling when a caddie damages a golf club?

PGA Tour golfer Chesson Hadley had to call in the rules officials during his first round of the 2014 Wells Fargo Championship after his caddie fell and bent his putter.

Chesson’s caddie tripped while walking away from the 10th tee last Thursday but didn’t notice the damage to the putter until they got to the green.

“I went down like a sack of potatoes,” said Josh Svendsen, Hadley’s caddie. “There were some television cables there that weren’t quite buried.”

Chesson was able to continue playing with the putter after the rules official deemed that it wasn’t altered during a fit of anger (Rule 4-3) and went on to birdie the hole.

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