Chambers Bay had given George Coetzee plenty of trouble through 63 holes of the U.S. Open. Then, on the 10th tee box, the course took one of his clubs.
Coetzee was 6-over through the first seven holes Sunday but made back-to-back birdies on eight and nine before making the turn. As he hit his tee shot on 10, the head of his driver flew off beyond the tee box.
Odd as it may seem, the drive still sailed 313 yards (it missed the fairway) and Coetzee got up and down from a greenside bunker for a par.
George Coetzee just broke his driver. pic.twitter.com/dcyTxJwnlI— Adam Sarson (@Adam_Sarson) June 21, 2015
Coetzee used a different driver on the short par-4 12th, spraying it wide right of the hole. Nonetheless, he chipped to eight feet and two-putted for par.