Here’s how a hole was halved with triple bogeys at the 2018 Ryder Cup
Welcome to alternate shot at the Ryder Cup, where crazy things can and do happen.
On the par-3 second hole on Saturday of the afternoon foursomes matches, Webb Simpson/Bubba Watson and Sergio Garcia/Alex Noren halved a hole with each team making triple bogey.
Here’s how it happened.
Coming off a birdie on the first hole (hey, the United States won a hole during alternate shot!), Bubba — who many said should be benched for the foursomes format — dunked his tee shot in the water short and left of the par 3 green. There goes their 1up lead, right?
But then, Noren put his tee shot right into Bubba’s splash mark. So both teams had yet to clear the water and headed to the dropzone.
Webb proceeded to hit HIS shot into the water, surely giving the hole away to the Europeans now. However, Sergio’s shot from the dropzone came dangerously close to going in the water, leaving a precarious shot for his teammate Noren.
Finally, Bubba, now hitting the team’s 5th shot, cleared the water and they were safely on the putting surface. Probably still a lost hole for the Americans, but good for morale.
Noren flubbed his chip, Webb drained the 20-footer for triple, and Sergio missed the putt for five. Both teams made 6 on the par 3.
And that’s the story of how a triple bogey halved a hole at the Ryder Cup.