Jordan Spieth has been smashed on social media after he let his frustrations out on his caddie.
After flying the green on his approach to the par-4 eighth hole at Pebble Beach during round one of the US Open, Jordan Spieth let his frustrations out on his caddie.
Spieth had just taken a penalty drop after his drive ran out of fairway and into the water. And after the approach shot air-mailed the green Spieth then had a few words to say to his caddie Michael Greller (watch and listen below).
“Two perfect shots, Michael,” Spieth said. “You got me in the water on one and over the green on the other.”
Jordan Spieth just completely called out his caddie on national TV. Whether the caddie misjudged it or not, that’s a bush league move. At the end of the day, you’re the one hitting the golf ball.#USOpen pic.twitter.com/lFSYQSGrvR
— Danny Vietti (@DannyVietti) June 13, 2019
Spieth was called out for his words by plenty of golf fans who thought the blame should ultimately be with the person playing the golf shot.
Others insisted the role of a caddie to give the correct yardages is hugely important and can be criticized just as much as the golfer can.
But Spieth didn’t appear to back down when questioned after his round and blamed frustration for his comments.
“When you hit a couple of shots exactly where you want and one’s in the water and the next one’s dead over the green, I’m going to be frustrated that as a team we didn’t figure out how to make sure that didn’t happen,” Spieth said.
“I may have looked like the bad guy, but my intentions were that we should be in play if the ball is hit solidly.”
Good shots = “we”. Bad shots = “you”…
— Steve Keipert (@steve_keipert) June 14, 2019