What started as a rather funny joke has gained some minor traction online, so much so that a Golf Channel analyst weighed in on it. So, we thought it would be helpful to nip this in the bud once and for all; to explain it, so we can all go back to having a good laugh about it.
The ‘controversy’ (which I’m putting in air quotes because it’s not a real controversy), happened on Jordan Spieth’s 13th hole of his final round. After blowing his drive miles right, Spieth spent the next 20 minutes or so running around, trying to figure out where to drop his ball after taking an unplayable lie.
He eventually settled on a spot on the driving range, which brings us to the spoof controversy.
Before his shot, Spieth was debating which of two clubs to hit.
When he eventually decided on the driving iron, he dropped his fairway wood behind his ball and proceeded to hit his shot
Enter Tron Carter, a golf personality and part of the “No Laying Up”quartet (all of which are great Twitter follows, by the way). After the event, Tron jokingly highlighted a rule which prohibits players from using other clubs as alignment aids, like Spieth technically could’ve done with his fairway wood.
It was satire, obviously, and all in good fun.