Brooks Koepka escaped a two-shot penalty after round one of the Masters on Friday (AEST) despite footage appearing to show a clear breach from his caddie.
Playing the 15th hole at Augusta on his way to a seven-under round, Koepka hit a five-iron from the fairway before his caddie, Ricky Elliott, was seen mouthing the word ‘five’.
The word appeared to be mouthed in the direction of playing partner Gary Woodland and his caddie — which would be a two-shot penalty for Koepka for sharing intel with a competitor.
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After an investigation, which involved talking to all members of the playing group, the Masters Tournament Committee decided no penalty was warranted.
After the round, Koepka posted a picture of himself and his caddie with a one-word caption.
“Nice,” the caption…