Spieth Whiffs, U.S. Takes 8-2 Lead into Weekend


It doesn’t matter if your Jordan Spieth or a 15 handicap, the game of golf can humble anyone. On Friday at Liberty National during the second day of the 2017 Presidents Cup, Spieth found himself in a difficult position on the par-5 ninth hole. 

Golf Channel.com had the details.

Jordan Spieth had a scary moment on Day 2 of the Presidents Cup. Teamed with Patrick Reed and facing the International team of Adam Hadwin and Hideki Matsuyama, Spieth was playing a shot from outside a fairway bunker on the par-5 ninth.

The U.S. was 2 down through eight in the fourball session and Spieth was trying to extricate his ball from the rough, his feet dangling on the edge of the bunker lip.

After swinging underneath the ball and not moving it, Spieth lost his balance and had to jump into the bunker to avoid falling and injuring himself.

Spieth appeared to be OK and the U.S. halved the hole to remain 2 down at the turn.


Spieth and Reed clawed back to earn a half point, the only match that the United States didn’t win outright in Friday’s fourball session. The American side takes a commanding 8-2 lead into Saturday’s morning session of foursomes (alternate shot).  

The U.S. needs 7.5 points over the next three sessions to win the Presidents Cup while the Internationals need to accumulate a whopping 13.5 points out of the remaining 20 up for grabs. 



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