Jun 16th, 2016
Caddy Snaps His Ankle In Oakmont Bunker!!!
Talk about tough conditions!
Words: Daniel Owen Photography: Getty Images
Talk about tough introductions to the big league. You've recently qualified for the U.S. Open, and you've got to play a practice round at arguably the toughest course in golf to get prepared for the week ahead. Somehow you get paired up with the worlds number one golfer Jason Day. Talk about pressure.
Chris Crawford was taking all of that in his stride. Unfortunately his caddy didn't. Raking a bunker, he managed to slip, snapping his ankle. Day got stuck in, helping get the caddy out of the bunker. Bud Martin, Day's agent managed to get one of his friends who was walking the course with them to help. Luckily the friend was Jim Bradley, Day's medical adviser, and the Pittsburgh Steelers team doctor!
“Jason comes over to me and says, ‘Hey Jimmy, come here, I think this guy broke his ankle,’” Bradley said.
Bradley put a splint on the caddie’s ankle and waited for paramedics to help from the course
“I didn’t come here to work,” Bradley joked. “This is like the NFL.”
“Here’s the No. 1 player in the world and he picks up this guy and we’re carrying him out of the bunker,” Bradley said. “That’s unbelievable.”
So well done Jason. Unlucky Mr Caddy. And good luck Chris Crawford. We think you're going to need it.