Jordan Spieth Landed the Luckiest Bounce Off a Fan's Elbow Into Fairway

May 3, 2024; McKinney, Texas, USA; Jordan Spieth plays his shot from the second tee during the CJ Cup Byron Nelson.
May 3, 2024; McKinney, Texas, USA; Jordan Spieth plays his shot from the second tee during the CJ Cup Byron Nelson. / Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Watching a Jordan Spieth round nowadays is like being on a roller coaster.

For one golf fan during Friday's second round at the CJ Cup Byron Nelson, watching Spieth also came with a surprise bruise.

As the Texas native teed off on the 16th hole, his tee shot went so far right that he hit a spectator directly on the elbow. Luckily for Spieth, the ball bounced off the fan's elbow right onto the green.

The spectator was thankfully O.K., even though he is walking away from the tournament with a huge welt near his elbow. Spieth gave him a signed ball and glove to apologize for the injury but also thanking him for help on the shot.

The fan appeared to be in good spirits despite the unfortunate injury.

Spieth ended up bogeying the 16th hole even with the fan's help to put him on the green. He missed the cut for this week's tournament after finishing four-under par.


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Madison Williams is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated, where she has covered the entire sports landscape since 2022. She specializes in tennis, but covers a wide range of sports from a national perspective. Before joining Sports Illustrated, Madison worked with The Sporting News. She hails from Augustana College and completed a Master’s in Sports Media at Northwestern University. Madison is a dog mom and an avid reader.