On Saturday at the PGA Championship, Gary Woodland’s round was disrupted by a bad lie in an unraked bunker at the 10th hole at Bellerive. Before reaching the 10th, Woodland was in second place. But Woodland’s triple bogey 7 on No. 10 sent him tumbling down the leaderboard.
Woodland’s fourth shot landed in the bunker, directly in the footsteps that he and his playing partner Kevin Kisner had made while playing previous sand shots. After the round, Kisner’s caddie, Duane Bock, posted on Twitter explaining why he had not raked the bunker and said that he takes “full responsibility” for what happened to Woodland:
It’s on me. Rake was on the other side of the bunker, in direct line with GW’s next shot. I knew I’d be in his line of site + in last group, I decided not to get in his way. I should’ve been more aware of the potential outcome of his next shot. I take full responsibility
— Duane Bock (@duanebock) August 12, 2018
For his part, Kisner wasn’t having it:
I think you saved him from skull banging it back over the green again ? at least he knew he had to chunk that one!
— Kevin Kisner (@K_Kisner) August 12, 2018