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Jordan Spieth pulls off incredible recovery shot against a tree to start his second round at AT&T Byron Nelson

May 13, 2022

By now, we've all gotten used to seeing Jordan Spieth pulling off incredible recovery shots. Even ones that risk bodily harm like that cliff shot at Pebble Beach earlier this year. Still, this one was particularly amazing—even by the three-time major champ's lofty standards.

After starting his second round at the AT&T Byron Nelson with a wayward drive right (something else we've all gotten used to seeing) on the 10th hole at TPC Craig Ranch, Spieth found himself in an awkward spot with his golf ball sitting in the dirt near the base of a tree. But with a limited backswing, the 28-year-old Texan managed to chop down on the ball and send a bouncing shot onto the green. Check it out:

Pretty nifty, huh? We'd say a normal tour pro might have been concerned with hurting himself, but Jordan Spieth is not a normal tour pro. Again, that cliff shot at Pebble Beach. Heck, Pebble Beach just changed its iconic eighth hole so there wouldn't be Spieth copycats.

Anyway, the highlight-reel shot wound up providing a nice spark for Spieth. He parred that hole and then birdied his next three on his way to a first-nine 33 as he climbed into the top 10 early on Day 2.