There are many ways to birdie.
In Saturday’s third round of the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, Brooks Koepka had to call on research firm McIlroy, Na and Associates to find his ball on the 11th hole before making a bizarre birdie.
Returning to PGA Tour competition this week for the first time in two months, Koepka went for the green on the par 4. Playing for 293 yards on Saturday, his tee shot was short and was buried in the thick. rough separating the top. from the bunker and the green.
The result was a team of around 10 people – including playing partners Rory McIlroy, Kevin Na and their caddies – were all on their knees and patting the ground in an attempt to find Koepka’s ball.
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🤔 @BKoepkathe ball disappeared in the rough after being encrusted.
The research team refused to be turned down. 😆 pic.twitter.com/KZwWqNk1Jy
– PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 17, 2020
After the search team found his ball, Koepka took his drop and began to move up and down for a pretty comical birdie.