"I hit two ideal shots and they both ended up in the wrong location", said Spieth. A caddy gets paid to carry not just the clubs, but some venting too.
Halfway through the U.S. Open, there's been plenty of both to go around.
About that wrong club there was no video replay of the exchange between Spieth and his caddie, Michael Greller, but Spieth blamed him for giving him the wrong club Thursday, leading to a ball in the ocean, then over the green on No. 8, en route to a double bogey.
Spieth shot 2-over 73 and fell to 1 over for the tournament, 12 back of leader Gary Woodland.
Rory McIlroy heads into the weekend at the U.S. Open full of confidence after overcoming a back-nine wobble during his second round at Pebble Beach.
Had any of his five attempts from inside of 15 feet including an eagle try on 6 and birdie tries on 10 and 13 gone in, this could've been a different day for the 2016 U.S. Open champ.
Neither had spotted the implement nestled in the tall rough edging the hazard at the par-four second at Pebble Beach, Spieth's 11th hole of the US Open second round. "I hit a lot of good shots and had some in-between numbers". But I had a clean lie and thought I could clear the lip.
"I was trying to clear it higher than that anyways but you don't really see that everyday", the Texan said.
Greller, sounding unsurprised off camera, responded with the obvious: "There's a rake there".
Spieth took some heat on social media for calling out his caddie Michael Greller during Thursday's opening round after hitting two errant shots at the eighth hole. "If I see one of them go in early, on No. 3 or 4, I probably make five or six of them. So it was kind of a weird set of events". It took two pitches to get the ball out, and then two putts to get the ball into the hole.
Spieth arrived at Pebble Beach saying he was on the upswing after three straight top-10 finishes - a welcome reversal after a run of 11 straight starts without a top 10.
Spieth may have saved bogey, but whether Greller's position as his caddie is to be saved after this week is another question entirely.
"Making that many birdies is really nice", he said.