Lexi Thompson had a harsh rebuke for her caddie after being startled by him shouting “fore” during the Saturday fourballs at the Solheim Cup.

Thompson and Team USA partner Marina Alex were one down to Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Caroline Masson when they arrived on the tee at the drivable par-four 14th, where Thompson felt she could reach with a long-iron.

Thompson and Marina Alex went on to halve the 14th Thompson and Marina Alex went on to halve the 14th Thompson and Marina Alex went on to halve the 14th

But the world No 3 blocked her tee-shot to the right, prompting her caddie, Benji Thompson (no relation), to bellow the traditional shout of “fore” to warn the spectators close to the green.

Lexi, however, was taken aback by the volume of the shout as she felt nobody was in danger of being hit and hurt, and she glared angrily at her bagman before saying: “Jesus, it wasn’t that bad!”