Taking a shot from the rough is about as human as Jordan Spieth would get Wednesday in WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play against Mackenzie Hughes.
At least, that’s what you’d think.
Spieth already had a comfortable 4-up lead on Hughes after an eagle on 13 when he found himself in a little trouble on the 15th. Spieth’s ball was just above the bunker in thick rough, nearly 90 feet from the hole when he made his best shot of the day — and maybe the best shot from anyone Wednesday.
Yep, Spieth sunk it, matching Hughes’ birdie and securing the 4-and-3 win with the walk-off chip-in. This wasn’t the first time this year Spieth had an impressive shot in an unlikely situation.
“I’ve been trying to work on just kind of hitting and playing and not talking so much,” Spieth told reporters during a media availability after the match. “I did an OK job of that. I would say I didn’t do a great job of that on my last hole. I was like, what am I doing hitting it over here, and then I ended up holing the shot.”
Bonus? Spieth, a Texas alum, did it in his college town.
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Jordan Spieth with a WALK-OFF PITCH-IN to seal a 4-and-3 win over Mackenzie Hughes! 🔥— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) March 22, 2023
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