Jordan Spieth Drills Fan With Tee Shot, Saves Ball From Landing In Water!
Jordan Spieth Drills Fan With Tee Shot Saves Ball From Water!!!
3/10/2023 11:44 AM PT
Good news, bad news for Jordan Spieth at the Players Championship on Friday -- bad news: his tee shot was so off target, it hit a spectator. Good news: the accidental contact knocked the ball back onto the fairway -- avoiding landing in the drink!!
The wild moment went down on the 9th hole at TPC Sawgrass ... when a struggling Spieth's drive headed straight for the water.
What are the odds?! @JordanSpieth’s tee shot was heading into the water before his ball hit a fan and ricocheted back in the fairway.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 10, 2023 @PGATOUR
It likely would have made the difference in Spieth making the cut @THEPLAYERSChamp. https://t.co/W3dqAnl30I pic.twitter.com/IRiHzRS30N
Luckily for Spieth -- and unluckily for the fan -- the ball drilled the attendee right in the knee ... and it ricocheted back onto the fairway with a perfect bounce.
Here's where it gets even crazier -- Spieth was on the verge of missing the cut on the final hole ... and a bogey or worse could've sunk him.
As it turns out, the ball's landing spot helped the star finish the hole with an eagle -- leaving him comfortably inside of the cut line.
@JordanSpieth made sure to check on the fan and gave him a glove @THEPLAYERSChamp. pic.twitter.com/pNn2o7FHZr— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 10, 2023 @PGATOUR
The story has an even happier ending, as Spieth gave the fan his glove as an apology/thank you gift.
Spieth finished the round +3 ... and is even through two days of competition.
If luck keeps coming his way, perhaps he can shoot up the leaderboard and finish strong!!