During the second round of the Saudi International, after a wayward tee shot on the par-3 16th hole at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, Brooks Koepka’s ball landed in a sand area to the right of the green.
His chip shot, though, was crazy good, and nearly rolled in, checking up just inches from the hole, but apparently the TV commentators felt Koepka had thinned the shot.
In a post-round interview, the three-time major winner was asked if he had thinned it.
A surprised Koepka said, “They really thought I thinned it? That’s pretty bad.
“Yeah, no that was hit perfect. Exactly how we wanted, toed it in. Just toe it in, and make sure you bring the duff out of play.
“We always knew it was going to check up. That hard sand you always know it’s going to bite on you, and it’s into the wind, so just be aggressive.
“I played it perfect. I honestly don’t know how it missed, looked like it was dead center with just a couple of inches to go.”