Jordan Spieth is being heavily criticised on Twitter after he took a pop at his caddie Michael Greller during the 8th hole at Pebble Beach yesterday.
Spieth was putting in a decent shift at Pebble Beach yesterday during the first round of the 2019 U.S Open, level par through the first even holes, but that all changed on the next tee.
The par 4 8th at Pebble Beach requires a smart lay up on the fairway, but Spieth's four iron flew onto the fairway and continued to roll before it ran out of grass and dropped off of the cliff down onto the rocks.
After taking the required penalty drop, Spieth sent his third shot over the green into the thick rough, just where you do not want to miss on the 8th.
Walking towards the green frustrated, Spieth muttered to himself "two perfect shots" before saying to his caddie: "Two perfect shots Michael. You got me in the water on one and over the green on the other."
The American did brilliantly to escape with just a bogey, but then followed that up with another and was two over par heading into the back nine.
Golf fans were quick to rinse Spieth for his outburst on Twitter, saying it was highly unprofessional to call out his caddie live on air like that.
Spieth stated afterwards that his frustration got the better of him, saying: "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."
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