Sergio Garcia channeled Phil Mickelson during his Saturday morning foursome match at Hazeltine when he hooked his tee shot on the par-4 fifth way left of center into the gallery — and into a marshal’s pocket.
The ball landed where??? #RyderCup https://t.co/WYnJd0MfHu— PGA.COM (@PGAcom) October 1, 2016
After conferring with an official, Garcia got a free drop and his alternate-shot partner Rafa Cabrera Bello stuck the ball some 10 feet from the pin.
What happens when you hit your ball in a Marshal's pocket?— PGA.COM (@PGAcom) October 1, 2016
...a #RyderCup referee explains... https://t.co/CrCuTc0Dob
Patrick Reed fired up the already raucous crowd by making a birdie from off the green.
That roar from the crowd courtesy of Patrick Reed! #GoUSA https://t.co/uJTU8B3cY2— PGA.COM (@PGAcom) October 1, 2016
But Garcia went one better and buried his birdie putt to halve the hole. Just your run-of-the-mill Ryder Cup action.
In case the tee-to-pocket shot looked familiar, you’ll probably recall that Rory McIlroy hit a similar shot at the 2014 Tour Championship.