PONTE VELRA BEACH, Fla. — Standing at the ninth teebox, his last hole in the second round of Players on Friday. Jordan SpiethHe was 2 over par, and probably needed a birdie in order to make the cut.
Spieths tee shot went far right and was heading for the water along the fairway. Spieth immediately turned to Michael Greller, his caddie, and asked, “Is that out-of-play?”
Instead of getting soaked, Spieths balls bounced off a fan on the fly. The ball hit a curb in the cart path and bounced into the fairway. Spieth hit the 3-wood from 277 yard. His ball hit the rough just short of the green. He then chipped in from 26 yards for an eagle on par-5 hole.
Spieth finished the round with a score of 3-over 75. His 36-hole total at even par should be sufficient to make the cut.
After the round, Spieth stated that he had a very lucky break on 9 or he wouldnt have let me play the weekend. Trying to get the information of that guy and see literally everything he wants this weekend, because everything from now on is because he hit it.
Spieth walked over and handed the glove to the fan. The fan gave the glove to a boy who was standing next to him.
Spieth stated, Its the equivalent to flying a green towards the hazard and hitting the grandstand and coming back on it in a way. Needing probably to birdie in order to make the cut, I can’t really birdie having it drop over in the right fairway. It would have been one-in-a million. Instead, I made a 3.