Jordan Spieth hits a stunning shot on the opening day of the Ryder Cup. The American hit the shot from a very precarious position on an extreme slope before he almost hurtled into Lake Michigan to avoid a massive bunker.
The grass on the side of the bank was also ankle high and Spieth was unable to see the part of the green he was aiming to hit the ball.
Despite being below the surface of the green, the three-time major winner managed to make solid contact with the ball which landed within a few feet of the hole.
Following his moment of magic, the 28-year-old commented on narrowly avoiding what could have been a horrific accident.
“I don’t think I exaggerated that fall, you know how steep that is,’ he said.
“Once I started moving, I was like, “I’ve got to keep moving until I find a flat spot.”
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“It’s one of those shots that you practice as a kid for fun and you don’t ultimately want to have it.
“And the chances of it going there – you could roll a thousand balls off the green and it’s not going to stay where it was.”
He added: “You know, it ended up right on a crown where it was a tough putt, and I think it’s maybe a situation, first one in wins, and we just kind of got a really tough break there.”
One of his opponents, Sergio Garcia, sang Spieth’s praises after pulling off a phenomenal shot.
The Team Europe star said: “I was clapping. I was hoping that he wouldn’t hurt himself, but he hit an unbelievable shot.
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“I didn’t think there was a chance he could get it on the green.”
Sadly for Spieth, his putt did not result in a winning effort as teammate Justin Thomas failed to convert the putt.
They lost the point and lost the tie 3-1 to European pair Garcia and world number one John Rahm.
Team captains Padraig Harrington and Steve Stricker have announced their Saturday morning Ryder Cup foursomes pairings.
As predicted, Team USA got off to a strong start on Friday, first by winning three of the four morning matches before two more victories and two ties in the afternoon’s fourball rounds.
In the Saturday morning foursomes, Rahm and Garcia will once again form an all-Spanish pairing on Saturday morning, and will hope to repeat their Friday success when they come up against Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger.
Tyrrell Hatton partners Paul Casey after his strong showing in Friday’s fourball, while rookies Viktor Hovland and Bernd Wiesberger team up in the third match.
Lee Westwood will once again line up alongside Matt Fitzpatrick, this time in the anchor match, but there is no place for Rory McIlroy or Ian Poulter.
Steve Stricker will field the exact same eight players as he did on Friday morning, the only difference being Koepka and Berger move to the first match, and Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas will tee off third.Internet Explorer Channel Network