Caddie takes blame for unraked bunker at US PGA

Kevin Kisner's caddie takes the critcism after surreal series of events at US PGA.

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Sun, 12 Aug 2018
Caddie takes blame for unraked bunker at US PGA


Kevin Kisner's caddie has taken the blame for an unraked bunker on the 10th hole that would eventually cost Kisner's playing partner Gary Woodland a triple-bogey seven.



Woodland found the greenside bunker with his approach shot and then blasted his third shot into a bunker behind the green. Kisner, who was grouped with Woodland on day three, found the same greenside bunker with his approach shot.

He then proceeded to play his fourth from the bunker behind the green and that rolled back into the bunker in front of the green, unfortunately coming to rest in a collection of footprints, most likely Woodland’s own from his first trip to the hazard.



Following some predictable give and take on social media as to why the bunker hadn’t been raked after Woodland and Kisner played their third shots, Kisner’s caddie, Duane Bock responded.

“It’s on me,” Bock tweeted. “[The] rake was on the other side of the bunker in direct line with [Woodland’s] next shot. I knew I’d be in his line of sight and in last group. I decided not to get in his way. I should’ve been more aware of the potential outcome of his next shot. I take full responsibility.”

Woodland’s caddie, Brennan Little, however, rushed to his defence.

“Not your fault at all [Bock],” Little responded on Twitter. “You didn’t have time to rake it, even if you had started [Woodland] wasn’t waiting for you at that point.”

Woodland made a triple-bogey 7, but he did finish his round with two birdies and will begin the final round at the PGA Championship three strokes off the lead.

Brooks Koepka leads the US PGA by two strokes over Australia's Adam Scott heading into the final round.

Koepka is bidding to win his third major in the last six. 

Rickie Fowler and Jon Rahm are three back as they each go in search of their maiden major title, with Tiger Woods four back in a bid to win his 15th career major.