Golf fans react to Brooks Koepka's NINE-MAN ball search

A party of nine people were searching for Brooks Koepka's ball in the rough during the CJ Cup.

Jack Seddon's picture
Tue, 20 Oct 2020

Golf fans have reacted on social media after a video was posted of Brooks Koepka searching for his golf ball during the third round of the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek.

It's a sight we are typically used to seeing at the Open Championship and not in Las Vegas, but when Koepka's ball landed in the rough after trying to drive the green, it took a nine-man search party to find it.

The par-4 11th hole at Shadow Creek is driveable for the PGA Tour's big hitters, so it was no surprise to see Koepka going for it on Saturday, although he came up a little shy.

Koepka's ball landed in the high grass near the bunker and four marshals were quick to get to the area to start the search. The grouping of Koepka, Rory McIlroy and Kevin Na then arrived and joined in and at one point the search party grew to nine people.

Watch the video below to see the crazy ball search for yourself:

Eventually, one of the volunteers found something and said "Titleist?" to which Koepka replied "Yep" and everyone involved started laughing about the situation.

Had Koepka not found his ball, he would have had to make his way back to the tee, a situation that Rickie Fowler found himself in on that hole and he walked away with a double bogey.

Luckily for Koepka, the ball was embedded meaning he was able to take a free drop which resulted in a nice birdie for the four-time major champion.

A video of the mad ball hunt was posted on Twitter by the PGA Tour, which caused quite a stir with golf fans.

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