Jordan Spieth survives terrifying cliff shot at Pebble Beach

Jordan Spieth survives terrifying cliff shot at Pebble Beach

Jordan Spieth got as shut to the cliffs at Pebble Beach as he maybe could on Saturday afternoon.

Though he miraculously saved par in the 3rd round of the AT&T Pebble Seaside Pro-Am, Spieth experienced to acquire off operating backward immediately after his shot so he didn’t slide just about 70 feet down on to the rocks and seashore below.

“It was by considerably the most nerve-wracking shot I’ve ever strike in my life, like by much,” he was listened to telling his caddie.

Spieth’s generate on the par-4 eighth landed just a number of inches from tumbling down a 68-foot cliff to the seashore and into the Pacific Ocean on Saturday afternoon.

By some means, he had just adequate room to get his approach shot off — but it’s not a little something any golfer really should try to replicate.

Just appear at the overhead angle.

The shot alone wasn’t terrific. It landed lengthy of the inexperienced in the rough. Spieth, while, evidently had other points on his mind dependent on how quick he ran backward after making call with the ball.

It’s a fantastic point, far too.

The 28-12 months-outdated finished up likely up-and-down to save his par.

Spieth almost established the class record, as well.

The 28-year-outdated posted a 9-beneath 63 to leap up more than 30 places on the leaderboard and get inside of a person shot of the guide. He made four birdies in his remaining 5 holes of the working day, and just skipped an eagle putt on the last gap.

Beau Hossler, Andrew Putnam and Tom Hoge all sit at 15-underneath par in the lead heading into Sunday. Spieth — who is tied with Patrick Cantlay and Joel Dahmen at 14-beneath — is now in a terrific place to decide up his 13th Tour get and his to start with since past season’s Valero Texas Open up.

Possibly on Sunday he’ll participate in items a bit safer.

Jordan Spieth at the 2022 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Jordan Spieth hit an solution shot just inches from a large cliff on Saturday at Pebble Beach. (Jamie Squire/Getty Photos)