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Jordan Spieth pulls off crazy 100-yard shot in what could be a preview of a wild weekend at Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach is one of the most scenic spots in the country, but it's also a place where the weather can get WILD. In a hurry.
We've seen golfers and celebrities struggling with layers of raingear through the years of the AT&T Pro-Am as flagsticks whip in the Pacific wind. And one PGA Tour star got prepared for such a scenario by attempting—and pulling off—quite a creative shot during Wednesday's practice round.
As golf fans know, the famed par-3 7th is listed as just over 100 yards on the scorecard, but because it juts out into Stillwater Cove, it can play like a beast. So with the breeze picking up, Spieth went up in club choice. Way up. Check out this slicing 4-iron he hit that found the tiny putting surface:
That's pretty impressive. And it's also another sign that Spieth is rounding back into the form that made him World No. 1 and a three-time major champ by his 24th birthday. A Saturday 61 in Phoenix had Golf Twitter buzzing and now he returns to a place where he won by four shots four years ago.
He sure looks ready to contend at lovely Carmel-by-the-Sea—especially if this not-so-lovely weekend forecast comes to fruition:
That looks rough. Of course, not as rough as the weather here in the Northeast, but still, pretty rough. It looks like Jordan will be ready. Hope the rest of the guys packed some warm clothes—and a piercing ball flight.