PONTE VEDRA BEACH, CA. – Jordan Spieth is currently inside the cut line at even par after two rounds of the Players Championship. It was a close call though, as his ball was heading straight for the water on the 9th (his final hole of the day). Fortunately, it hit a fan and bounced back into play, allowing Spieth to make an eagle and jump to even par. Thanks to the fan’s help, Spieth is now in a much better position to make the cut and continue playing on the weekend.
“It was going in one of the waters, and I guess it hit the cart path and short-hopped off the guy’s knee and then went out in the fairway forward,” said Spieth after his round. “The way for it to go off of him, it also then went off his knee, up in the air, over some of the water. I mean, it’s the equivalent of flying a green towards a hazard and hitting a grandstand and coming back on the green in a way. Needing to probably birdie to make the cut, I can’t really birdie having to drop it over in the right rough over there after hitting my third. It would have been a one in a million make. Instead, I ended up making a 3.”