Oakmont Takes First Prisoner: A Caddie

Last year’s U.S. Open venue, Chambers Bay, harbored the real possibility that players and caddies could be injured by simply walking the course and stepping wrong. The tournament’s return to a traditional layout at Oakmont Country Club this year was thought to be a return to the status quo — the only injuries to be found were mental.

That lasted almost until the tournament began. On Tuesday at the famed Pennsylvania course, Bill Henaghan, caddie for amateur Chris Crawford — the guy who made the 40-footer to qualify — slipped down a hill walking into a bunker on the 6th hole and broke his ankle. 

We knew Oakmont was tough, but we didn’t know it was capable of that.

[h.t Golfweek.com]

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