The drama at The Gamers Championship was not restricted to Cam Smith’s adventurous 72nd hole.
The threesome of Daniel Berger, Joel Dahmen, and Viktor Hovland had a contentious disagreement over a drop for Berger on the sixteenth gap throughout Monday’s ending spherical.
Berger claimed that his second shot crossed over the water close to the inexperienced, whereas a “skeptical” Hovland insisted the drop must be additional again and Dahmen agreed.
“We thought it was just about on the pin and also you have been hitting from the proper aspect of the golf green,” Hovland mentioned.
Then Dahmen added, “I don’t assume it crossed up right here.”
With every shot of the match being recorded, either side have been calling for a replay as Berger grew extra agitated.
“I’m not going to take a drop that I don’t really feel 100-percent right about,” Berger, who was 7-under and 4 pictures again getting into the outlet, mentioned to Dahmen. “I’m not saying it’s all the way in which up (by the inexperienced), nevertheless it’s not again there.”
The argument dragged on for a number of minutes.
“I don’t have it right here, it’s not even a query to me… Zero-percent likelihood,” Berger mentioned.
“I’m actually not OK with it being up there,” Hovland mentioned.
Berger finally relented after guidelines official Gary Younger mentioned the group “must resolve amongst themselves.”
“ what,” Berger mentioned, “I’m going to drop right here for the sake of you guys, however you guys are fallacious. … It’s a fallacious drop.”
Berger hit his fourth shot onto the inexperienced after which two-putted for a bogey. He completed the match at 6-under.
“We attempt to maintain it skilled. It’s not like we’re attempting to canine on Daniel and attempting to screw him over. It’s simply, that’s what we consider, and he clearly felt strongly the opposite method,” Hovland mentioned after the spherical, according to Golf Channel. “I’m not accusing him of something. The golf ball is within the air for a pair seconds, so it’s powerful to precisely pinpoint the place it crossed.”
Smith received the occasion by one stroke, regardless of going into the water on 18 and having to get well for a bogey.