OAKMONT, Pa. — The caddie for U.S. Open qualifier Chris Crawford fell into a bunker and reportedly broke his ankle during a practice round at Oakmont on Tuesday.
Australian golf writer Benjamin Everill tweeted the news and detailed the events. World No. 1 Jason Day was playing with Crawford and was among those who helped the caddie out of the bunker.
According to Everill’s tweets, the caddie slid down the grass of a slope and into the bunker with a “crack” sound. Oakmont has more than 200 bunkers, many with steep slopes.
Crawford recently graduated from Drexel and advanced to the Open by making this putt as sectional qualifying.