The Loop

Brooks Koepka's tee shot winds up on Thomas Pieters' dad's backpack

October 01, 2016

CHASKA, Minn. -- With the tees moved up on Hazeltine's par-5 fourth, it was no surprise that the long-hitting Saturday four-ball group of Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Thomas Pieters all took a crack at the green with their tee shots. What was surprising is where Koepka's golf ball ended up. Resting on top of a backpack -- the backpack of Pieters' dad to be precise.

Here's the crazy video:

And a close-up:


Koepka, of course, got a free drop on the spot where Mr. Pieters was standing. He hit a nice pitch, but never got to attempt his birdie putt because the younger Pieters made an eagle. And no, he didn't shush dad.