Jordan Spieth faced an important decision on Saturday at the par-5 13th at Augusta National Golf Club.
And at that moment, Spieth channeled the late Arnold Palmer, asking his caddie Michael Greller, “What would Arnie do, Mike?”
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Rallying in the third round, Spieth’s Moving Day was in jeopardy of stalling as he found his drive on the pine straw to the right of the fairway, 230 yards away from the hole on the first of two par 5s on the second nine. Spieth could punch out and lay up, leaving a wedge shot that he’d have to execute perfectly to secure a birdie. Or, he could try to go for the green — like Phil Mickelson did with chutzpah in 2010 en route to victory — and maybe make an eagle.
Spieth had made up his mind, and just before he took the club back, the 2015 Masters winner told his caddie where he got his motivation.
Of course, Spieth pulled off the shot, finding the putting green in two shots before making a birdie 4.
Spieth heads into the final round two shots behind co-leaders Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia, who are at 6-under 210.