Sports Spieth finds rules loophole after wild tee shot at PGA Championship

13:22  12 august  2017
13:22  12 august  2017 Source:   theScore

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Spieth made the turn at 1-over after shooting a 36 Friday at the PGA Championship , and then literally made a mess of the par-5 10th hole at Quail Hollow. The 24-year-old blasted his tee shot way right of the fairway onto the cart path, leading to another rules situation for the three-time major winner.

Jordan Spieth checks in with a rules official after his wayward tee shot on 10. — PGA Championship (@ PGAChampionship ) August 11, 2017.

  Spieth finds rules loophole after wild tee shot at PGA Championship © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Another major, another adventure for Jordan Spieth.

Spieth made the turn at 1-over after shooting a 36 Friday at the PGA Championship, and then literally made a mess of the par-5 10th hole at Quail Hollow.

The 24-year-old blasted his tee shot way right of the fairway onto the cart path, leading to another rules situation for the three-time major winner.

The Texan asked an official what he was permitted to remove before taking his free drop, and that's when the Open champ got the answer he was looking for. The official reminded Spieth that since the pine straw wasn't secured to the ground, and not alive or growing, he was allowed to remove the debris before dropping his ball.

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Spieth wins Open for 1st time after wild back 9. Spieth played the final five holes in 5 under and closed with a 1-under 69 for a 3- shot victory over Matt Kuchar, giving him the third leg of the career Grand Slam and a chance next month at the PGA Championship to be the youngest to win them all.

His day at the 98th PGA Championship nearly ended in a rules snafu. Spieth ’s tee shot ended up in a puddle on a cart path. For nearly 10 minutes — and with no less than four drops to find relief — Spieth spoke with a rules official concerning all his options.

Spieth would fire his second attempt through the fairway into the left pine straw, and would need two more attempts from the needles, before hitting his fourth just shy of the green.

The world No. 2 would chip up and salvage a bogey.

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