The Wells Fargo Championship takes place this week at the beautiful Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. -- the same course that will host the 2017 PGA Championship.
Every now and then, we're provided with an out of the ordinary funny moment in the course of play.
One such moment happened during the first round of the 2014 Wells Fargo Championship and it involved the caddie of Chesson Hadley. Keep in mind that what you're about to see if funny only because Hadley's caddie wasn't hurt.
Wasn't hurt? What is this guy talking about?
Well, as you'll see, Hadley needed to get a ruling as he got to the 10th green to find out if it would be within the rules to continue using his putter, which was bent when his caddie tripped on the way to the 10th tee and fell on the bag:
First day on the new feet?! Again, it's OK to laugh only because the caddie was OK.
Hadley was able to continue using the putter, and as you saw, went on to make a quick birdie.
Last year August, PGA.com's Mark Aumann detailed what's allowed under the rules of golf when it comes to a damaged or broken club. You can read that here.
The short version is this for Rule 4-3a: If a player's club is damaged in the normal course of play, he has three options. One, he can continue to use the club for the remainder of the round. Two, he can repair it or have it repaired without unduly delaying play. Three, if the club is unfit for play, he can replace the damaged club with any club, with three caveats: you can't borrow a club from anyone playing the course, you can't fix it by carrying around spare parts and you can't delay play while making the switch.
Hadley was covered under this ruling. Had he bent the shaft out of frustration, he would not have been able to continue using the club and would not be allowed to replace it.
Hadley is quite the character. In case you missed it, check this out from last week at the Players Championship when Hadley, pretending to be a giddy fan, scored an oblivious Bubba Watson's autograph.