Jordan Spieth had a bad week at the Northern Trust Open. He shot 8-over 79 in the opening round for his worst first-round effort in his PGA Tour career. Although he improved on Friday by 11 shots, the second-round 68 left him five shots off the cut line.
His week at Riviera was yet another example that golf is really hard and everyone, including the best player in the world, isn’t immune from a few bad days.
This driving range video, shot by Fox 11 Los Angeles, only further details that we can hit a really bad shot at any moment.
Spieth was on the range at Riviera working on his game on Friday when a ball he hit ricocheted off what appears to be a driving range marker just a yard or two in front of where he was hitting. The ball ricocheted toward the back of the range, surprising Spieth and the cameraperson shooting the action.
So, next time you cold shank one on the range and everyone is looking, just remember that Spieth has done it before, too.