Ray Romano nearly hit Jordan Spieth square in the head with a bad golf shot in Saturday’s third round of the 2018 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Spieth was standing on the tee at the 193-yard par-3 fifth hole when he suddenly had to duck from behind, clearly alerted something was coming his way. The defending champion had to look around to figure out what was going on and why someone had hit a golf ball his way.
Look out, @JordanSpieth!
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 10, 2018
A few moments later, Romano showed up on the fifth tee feeling a little sheepish about having to hit his next shot back to the fourth green.
Look, stuff like this happens every day on a golf course near you (or me), and amateurs do this frequently. It just doesn’t usually happen when broadcast to an international audience while a three-time major champion is standing on the tee of the hole where you skulled one.
Here’s the thing. There’s no way Ray Romano is a 17 handicap. None. He’s just not that good — this particularly bad shot notwithstanding.
Perhaps the purge of players from the Pro-Am portion of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will include the former CBS sitcom star.