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Somehow, someway, Jordan Spieth made birdie from this position

February 15, 2018

We've seen Jordan Spieth put himself in some crazy spots off the tee -- most notably the far, far right side of the 13th hole at Royal Birkdale during last year's British Open. But in Thursday's first round of the Genesis Open, the three-time major champ missed badly to the left on Riviera's fifth hole. And instead of walking away with an impressive bogey like last July, he wound up making a seemingly impossible birdie. Check it out:

From high rough to more thick stuff to into the cup? Even by Spieth's standard, that's one heck of an escape. And to put it in more perspective, Tiger Woods hacked out to 50 yards short of the green from a similar position earlier in the day and made bogey.

The unlikely birdie put Spieth in red numbers early in the tournament. Although, to stay there, he'd obviously be better off taking more conventional routes to the hole.