Matt Wallace Responds After US Open Ridiculing

The Englishman explained why he had his caddie attend the pin on a pitch shot

Matt Wallace Responds After US Open Ridiculing
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The Englishman explained why he had his caddie attend the pin on a pitch shot

Matt Wallace Responds After US Open Ridiculing

Matt Wallace was ridiculed on social media after having his caddie Dave McNeilly attend the pin on a pitch shot at the US Open that he went onto duff.

He was playing his third shot on the 643 yard par-5 12th hole and was one under par on the day at the time.

Wallace went on to bogey the hole and carded a level par 70 with five birdies and five bogeys.

CBS's Kyle Porter posted the images, calling them "amazing," which Wallace responded to saying "Wasn't that amazing, Kyle."

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No Laying Up also poked fun at the shot:

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Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee described it as "ass."

Watch the shot below:

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The four-time European Tour winner took to social media to explain why he had his caddie attend the pin.

He said it was because he was hoping to use the slope behind the hole to roll it back and he wanted to ensure that the ball didn't hit the pin on its way past.

"Slope behind the pin, tried to exploit it and didn’t wanna hit the pin. A bit excessive, possibly. I kinda found the funny side after I hit the divot further than the ball," Wallace joked with the hashtag #chunkcity.

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He also tweeted that McNeilly told him "you realise everyone is gunna talk about that now instead of your level par opening round."

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Wallace is five back of Justin Thomas after 18 holes, with Reed and Pieters at four under and McIlroy at three under.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5