Jordan Spieth played one of the greatest recovery shots you’re ever likely to see during day 1 of the 2021 Ryder Cup.
If there is one place you should not hit it at the par-3 17th hole at Whistling Straits. it’s left.
But that is where Justin Thomas hit his tee shot leaving playing partner Jordan Spieth with an incredibly difficult golf shot. Some might have suggested it was near impossible.
Nestled in deep rough in the side of a ledge beside the green, Spieth only way out was up. And up he went, almost losing his footing in the process.
“It was kind of one of those shots you practice as a kid for fun,” Spieth said.
“You don’t ultimately want to have it, and chances of it going there, you could roll a thousand balls off the green and you’re not going to end up there.”
It wasn’t enough to save the match however as the pairing of Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia went on to win and claim Team Europe’s only match on Friday.
At the end of the day, USA led Europe 6 – 2.