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U.S. Open 2023: Scottie Scheffler holes amazing approach shot, delivers not-so-amazing chest bump with caddie

June 17, 2023

Scottie Scheffler's historic ball-striking was one of the top storylines heading into this week's U.S. Open. Unfortunately, his not-so-historic putting has also been a major talking point.

But with one fantastic swing late on Saturday, the World No. 1 vaulted back into contention at LACC. And the best part? He didn't even need his putter.

After a bogey on No. 16 dropped Scheffler to four under and seven shots out of the lead, he responded with this approach shot from 196 yards for an unlikely eagle to get back in the mix. And then deliverd a chest bump to caddie Ted Scott. Except it was more of a forearm shiver. Have a look:

My beloved 1990s New York Knicks must be collectively shaking their heads at that one. But on second thought, it was probably better that Scheffler didn't risk injury to himself considering he has a chance to win a second major on Sunday. And it looks like Scott avoided injury as well.

"I think Ted was a little more excited than I was," the laid-back Scheffler said with a laugh to NBC Sports' Damon Hack after.

Oh, by the way, Scheffler added a birdie on 18 to get even closer to the leaders. And he did it by holing a 22-footer with his not-so-trusty putter. Um, yeah, that's not a good sign for the rest of the field on Sunday.