All four of the afternoon four-ball matches are underway. The Europeans own an early edge in the first match with Rory McIlroy and Thomas Pieters taking a 2-up lead to the No. 6 hole over Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson.

What happened on the fifth hole was hard to believe.

Koepka hit a drive off the tee that strayed to the left into the rough, bounced once and onto the back of a spectator standing just inside the ropes . The ball astoundingly stayed stuck there, lodging between the man's back and the top of his backpack.

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The story only got stranger from there. The man's identity? None other than the father of Pieters, according to the NBC announcers.


Koepka had to take a drop, and the Americans were able to make birdie on the par-4.

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