There’s a lot to dissect from Jordan Spieth’s incredible bunker hole-out to win the Travelers Championship.
As for the celebration, though, let’s discuss here. Honestly, the reaction from Spieth and his caddie, Michael Greller, was extremely well-executed.
This is what we are talking about:
Perfect synchronization of rake throw and club toss.
But what happened to that rake? Greller threw it pretty far, did he even go and pick it up? Oh yeah, he did that and then some.
As those on the ground noted, Greller not only picked up the rake, he also kept it with him after the win:
From Adam Schupak, a former Golfweek staffer:
And here’s Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard with the shot indoors of the rake still there:
A caddie taking an inanimate object as a memento for a win is not unusual – it’s pretty common for a caddie to keep the flag from the 18th green. But doing so with a bunker rake is definitely a bit out of the norm.
There’s a reason, though: Not many players hole bunker shots to win tournaments. So, who cares if it’s unusual? Greller deserves his memento, especially when his boss praised him profusely for his performance, and this is absolutely the most appropriate one from this win.
So good on you, Michael.
Another thing: We’re guessing Greller’s flying private, and that would be ideal. Because good luck trying to get that thing through TSA.
That would certainly provide even more can’t-miss footage.