Patrick Reed flips the lid after 18th hole implosion at US Open
"Not exactly Bo Jackson but... man!"
Patrick Reed was tipping along nicely, on Friday, as he reached the turn for his second round of the US Open at -1.
The 2018 Masters champion was level par after his first round but took advantage of some benign conditions to card a couple of birdies after a bogey on the third hole.
The leaders were in sight and his game was looking solid. He parred 10, 11, 12 and 13 too.
Five holes later, though, and we were left with this image of Kessler Karain, caddie of Reed, carrying the Aerican's snapped wedge as he replaced a flag at the 18th.
Patrick Reed bogeyed the par-five 14th - the same hole that Rory McIlroy double-bogeyed - but he was still in decent nick heading to the last.
18 may have some thick rough, and bunkers, to contend with but many golfers carded birdies there during round two, including leader Gary Woodland (-9).
Reed found the rough off the tee and his second shot still left him over 100 yards short of the green. His third shot caught the rough again and his fourth - for par - was a flubbed flop.
Reed snapped, and so did his wedge.
REED !!!!!! pic.twitter.com/T9mrzb4Iaq
— Christopher Powers (@CPowers14) June 15, 2019
Here it is, in all its' slow-motion glory:
Patrick Reed snaps his club over his leg on No. 18... 😳 pic.twitter.com/BnOWolZjTC
— FOX Sports: Golf (@GolfonFOX) June 15, 2019
Karain was quickly on hand to hand Reed a replacement club.
Reed found the green with his next chip but was then left with a two-foot putt for double bogey. From -1 with five to play, Reed closed out his second round at +2.
His only consolation, as all the other rounds finished, was that he was still in the top 60 (tied 56th with Shane Lowry and a few others) and had made the cut.