Jordan Spieth has continued his form resurgence with a stunning hole-out eagle helping the former FedExCup champion to a tidy 7-under 65 in the opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Spieth tied his personal best score at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Thursday, matching the third-round 65 he shot in 2017 on his way to victory. The silky round comes hot off the heels of going close to breaking a near four-year win drought at last week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open.
The shot of the day came on the par-4 10th when Spieth took dead aim with a sand wedge from 113 yards. The ball bounced just short of the pin, hopped behind it, and then spun back into the cup. Spieth was sitting just two under at the turn and briefly headed to the wrong tee box on 10 just prior to the super shot.
“We played the pro-am from the U.S. Open (back) tee. So, I walked back from 9 thinking that was going to be one of the more difficult tee shots and then I saw the tee boxes were up, and so I kind of got a little juiced about that,” Spieth chuckled.
“It was a bonus for it to obviously go in. I saw it drop and then there were three people on the balcony of the house in the distance and a couple volunteers near the green where hands went up. It’s still weird having a moment like that where you’re used to kind of a loud roar and it’s just so kind of calm and quiet.”