Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, two members of the SB2K brocation crew, delivered vastly different sand-related highlights during the second day of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National.
Unfortunately for golf’s golden boy, by “highlight,” we mean “lowlight.”
Spieth found himself in trouble after his tee shot landed on a bunker lip at the par-5 ninth hole. His ball buried in deep rough, his Spieth Ones perched on an the edge of the bunker, Spieth took a mighty hack. And, well, watch…
Jordan Spieth awkward stance turns golf into an action sport, mixes in some skiing pic.twitter.com/53AX7Ph5f8
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Let’s give Spieth a fair shake, though. He would have attempted a more conservative pitch out in stroke play. In four-ball, he was likely already out of the hole with the tee shot. Thus, why not try a hero shot? If it doesn’t work, well, you can lean on your partner.
Justin Thomas, Spieth’s Baker’s Bay buddie, delivered a genuine highlight from the sand at the 14th hole. 30 feet from the cup, Thomas (a statistically poor sand player) picked the ball out beautifully, landing it just on the green. It sped toward its inevitable resting place at the bottom of the cup.
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Perhaps the International side can chuckle at Spieth’s sand surfing or use Thomas’ hole-out as inspiration for their own great shots, because they need to find something. The United States lead 8-2 after Friday’s four-ball play.