Jordan Spieth bounces on the water
It was an unforgettable weekend for Jordan Spieth at the PGA Championship, but he pulled off a stunt he probably won’t forget for a while.
During Saturday’s Round 3 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Spieth — who entered the day at 1-over for the tournament — faced a tough No. 2 shot on the par-4 12th hole. .
His initial drive was a little off the line, leaving him well into the rough on the left side 120 yards from the hole. He chose to strike, as he was surrounded by trees, and what happened next was nothing short of spectacular.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 21, 2022
It looked like Spieth was doomed to take a penalty as his shot headed straight for the water. But instead of sinking to the bottom, the ball miraculously jumped off the surface of the water and back onto the playing field, leaving Spieth sitting high and dry just 32 yards from the hole.
He finished the holeshot with a bogey, but he was able to channel his inner magician and kept things from getting significantly worse.
It was a highlight in an overall bad round for Spieth. His bogey on the 12th was his second of the day in addition to a double bogey on the first hole. After a three-putt bogey on the No. 6, it was clear the frustration was getting to him.
After another 3 putt, Jordan Spieth tosses his ball into the water and flirts with the throw of his putter as well. pic.twitter.com/XGzKR2Q2fP
— Scott Bell (@ScottBellDMN) May 21, 2022
As of press time, he’s tied for 35th overall at 2-over for the day and 3-over for the tournament. But on the other hand, he also did it earlier in the round.
What a shot of Jordan Spieth 🎯 pic.twitter.com/k51ASH6lxO
—GolfBet (@GolfBet) May 21, 2022
I guess you have to take the good with the bad in the game of golf.