Watch Rickie Fowler hit a bank shot off Jordan Spieth's ball for the luckiest kick-in birdie you'll ever see
How would you like to be one of golf's "Big 4" and get one of the biggest breaks on the course that you'll ever see? Such is life for Rickie Fowler after pulling off an incredible bank shot that led to a kick-in birdie of his own during the first round of the BMW Championship.
Fowler faced a 90-yard approach on the par-4 16th hole (his seventh hole of the day) at Conway Farms and his aggressive wedge shot looked like it was going to hop over the green. Instead, it ricocheted off Jordan Spieth's ball, which was sitting about 10 feet behind the hole. Spieth's ball ended up off the green, and Fowler's wound up right next to the hole. You have to see it to believe it:
Spieth had fun with it because by rule he gets to put his ball back to its original position -- or at least, as close of an estimate as that. Spieth failed to convert his birdie attempt, but Fowler knocked his in for a third straight birdie to get into red figures for the tournament. And if Fowler winds up banking the FedEx Cup's $10 million bonus, it will be hard to forget him banking this shot.