Look, golf is a tough game. And the U.S. Open is the toughest test of golf in America. So you can forgive Spencer Levin for a Friday afternoon outburst in which he let fly all his demons at once.
Levin was playing the seventh hole of the second round, the second round of 18 holes he’d played on the day, when a shot drifted into a bunker. Levin finally decided that he’d seen enough of this freaking course:
Surely some purists will say that Levin should have kept his composure, should have maintained some measure of grace under pressure, should have preserved the dignity of the game, blah blah blah. Whatever. Oakmont is a brutally hard course, and sometimes the only way to take out your frustration is to bash the earth like you’re Thor. Hang in there, Spencer. We’ve all been there.
Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports and the author of EARNHARDT NATION, on sale now at Amazon or wherever books are sold. Contact him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter or on Facebook.