WATCH: Patrick Reed snaps his wedge over his knee, avoids 18th hole meltdown at Pebble
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WATCH: Patrick Reed snaps his wedge over his knee, avoids 18th hole meltdown at Pebble



Patrick Reed prevented a thermonuclear meltdown on Friday, making the cut at the 2019 US Open on the number despite a painful double-bogey 7 on the par-5 18th at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Ultimately, a wedge was a casualty of the proceedings, with Reed snapping the wedge in two over his knee in frustration.

Reed was long of the green in three shots, with his ball in a fairly juicy lie. Reed's fourth shot caught the ball flush, sending it long and left of his target before landing in the thick rough pin-high.

For his fifth shot, Reed chunked a chip shot, leaving his ball in the rough. Immediately, Reed snapped the wedge over his knee and broke it in two. He tossed the now-useless wedge to the side as his brother-in-law-slash-caddie handed him another for the all-important sixth shot.

With the 36-hole cut at 2-over 144, Reed needed to get up and down for double bogey to make it to the weekend after starting the hole at even par. Fortunately for Reed, he did just that, knocking in a short putt for 7 and avoiding an embarrassing missed-cut reel that would be called to mind for years to come.

Instead, Reed is one of more than 70 players getting to the weekend, and he'll have a crack at improving on the leaderboard with a fresh 14 clubs on Saturday.

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