September 29, 2018 / 1:40 PM / 2 months ago

Golf - Europe and U.S. halve par-three second with sixes

Sep 29, 2018; Paris, FRA; Europe golfer Sergio Garcia plays his shot from the eighth tee during the Ryder Cup Saturday Morning matches at Le Golf National. Mandatory Credit: Ian Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

PARIS (Reuters) - Weekend hackers around the world usually watch the Ryder Cup in awe of the talent on display but they will have taken some quiet satisfaction in seeing four of the best golfers in the world combine to halve a par-three in sixes on Saturday.

Sergio Garcia and Alex Noren were playing Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson in the afternoon foursomes when they stood on the tee at the 210-yard second hole.

Watson sent his tee shot into the lake to the left of the green, only for Swedish rookie Noren to follow him in.

Simpson stepped in and put the ball straight back in the water, while Garcia just about found land.

With the hole at his mercy, however, Noren duffed his chip in the style of a 25-handicapper. Garcia failed to land the subsequent long putt and with the U.S. getting up and down in two following two penalty drops it was a remarkable half in sixes.

Reporting by Mitch Phillips, editing by Clare Fallon

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