Matt Wallace suffers an embarrassing breakdown while yelling at the caddy at the Valspar Championship in Florida
Matt Wallace suffers an embarrassing meltdown at the Valspar Championships in Florida and tells his caddy to “shut up” after he messes up a shot
Matt Wallace is known for having a temper on the golf course and he showed it during the third round of the Valspar Championship in Florida – with footage of the Englandman and his caddie Sam Bernard later arguing going viral.
On the 18th hole of Innisbrook’s Copperhead course in Palm Harbor, Wallace’s ball was on a cart path and the player himself wanted to hit from there – while his caddy thought it best to step in and try to convince him of that to rethink its strategy.
It was reported that Bernard would have preferred his boss to dismount to the right of the path, which appeared to shake the four-time DP World Tour winner’s rhythm.
Video from NBC’s coverage of the PGA tournament shows Wallace and Bernard in a heated argument after the golfer went off course – but landed his shot just short of the green.
In the clip, Wallace appears to be telling his bagman, “Shut up and stop meddling… stop meddling,” before handing him his glove and bat.
Cameras caught Matt Wallace in a heated exchange with his French caddy Sam Bernard
In the clip, Wallace appears to be telling his caddy to “shut up” after a strategy dispute.
In response, Bernard appears to be telling the 32-year-old, “I don’t want to be involved”.
Afterward, analyst Paul Azinger said on the NBC show that the couple “should have been taped with a microphone.”
It appears the duo have put their spit behind them, at least for now, as NBC’s on-course reporter Cara Banks had a chance to catch up with her after the round.
“I can confirm that the partnership is fine,” she said. “They will be together again [for Sunday’s final round]. Matt was just frustrated after his bogey on 17 and hitting that erroneous drive on 18.
“He was frustrated that Sam asked whether or not he should take a drop before the second shot.”
Wallace made a par at the end and carded a 70. He tied for seventh place at the end of Sunday, along with Americans Webb Simpson and Cody Gribble.
American Taylor Moore won ahead of Jordan Spieth and Tommy Fleetwood, who both tied for third place. He stormed into the mix with a 9-iron at 5 feet to birdie on the 15th hole and a 25-foot birdie putt on the 16th, followed by two hard pars for a 4-under 67.
Moore’s victory on Sunday was his first ever on the PGA Tour and was worth $1,458,000. It also put him 9th in the FedEx Cup standings. Along with the Masters, he enters the PGA Championship. He rose from No. 103 to just below the top 50 in the world.
Wallace made a par at the end and carded a 70. He tied for seventh place at the end of Sunday
American golfer Taylor Moore won the Valspar Championship, his first ever on the PGA Tour
Meanwhile, Wallace’s recent public outburst isn’t the first time the Englishman has openly expressed his frustration at playing golf.
In 2019, the current world No. 175 blew up his former looper Dave McNeil at the BMW International Open and faced much backlash afterwards.
Wallace also buried his putter in the ground while playing the 18th hole at Hillside during the 2019 British Masters.
In 2021 he threw racquets at the Wales Open in Newport.
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