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Untimely crash course at the US Open
So things were already going poorly when he addressed the ball for his approach shot on the fifth fairway at Merion Golf Club. Then, in the middle of Pettersson’s backswing on five, an errant ball from another hole knocked his ball out from under him. It’s something you have to see to believe:
Crick was playing the second hole, which runs parallel to No. 5, and apparently hooked his tee shot into the fifth fairway, where it collided with Pettersson’s ball.
Once the situation was sorted out, Crick played his ball from where it stopped. Then, Pettersson was allowed to move his ball back to its original location without penalty.
Crick would go on to birdie No. 2, while Pettersson carded a bogey on the 504-yard par-4 fifth. Pettersson (7 over) is projected to make the cut but Crick (19 over) won't.