You certainly have to admire Matt Wallace's confidence when getting his caddie to tend the flagstick on a fiddly 56-yard chip at a US Open. Only you get made to look like a 18-handicapper when you chunk the resulting chip.
Wallace then compounded the error on the par-5 12th hole when taking three putts to get down from there and it led to a disappointing bogey-six. Social media was quick to react to the Englishman's mishap...
Matt Wallace has his caddie tend the flag from well off the green, proceeds to chunk it halfway to the hole. pic.twitter.com/c56Z9zSi59— By The Flagstick (@ByTheFlagstick) September 17, 2020
the always-expressive Matt Wallace just had his caddie tend the pin from about 40 yards out, no doubt setting up something particularly clever — and then chunked the hell out of it pic.twitter.com/GkUdjwPKEz— Dylan Dethier (@dylan_dethier) September 17, 2020
Matt Wallace having his caddie tend the pin from way off the green only to dead chunk it pic.twitter.com/giz1n4Z7gS— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) September 17, 2020
Matt Wallace having his caddy tend the flag from 50 yards then chunking it 20 yards short is the most relatable thing ever— T$ (@Tchizz97) September 17, 2020
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Classic. Matt Wallace has his caddie tend it from 56 yards out and then he chunks it. pic.twitter.com/WeRP3wvP6l— Fantasy Golf Pod (@fantasygolfpod) September 17, 2020
Matt wallace tending the flag from 50 yards pic.twitter.com/iBeY9Y54OX— Christopher Powers (@CPowers14) September 17, 2020