Watch: Jordan Spieth Hits One Of The Scariest Shots In Golf At Pebble Beach

The three-time Major champion was faced with a slightly uncomfortable situation during his round on Saturday

Spieth hits a shot by a cliff
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A golf professional isn't exactly one of the scariest jobs in the world. However, on Saturday at Pebble Beach, Jordan Spieth proved that there is sometimes some danger involved as he hit his second shot on the 8th hole.

The multiple-time Major champion had been flying during the third round, with two birdies and an eagle over the first seven holes catapulting him up the leaderboard. As he approached the 8th though, the 28-year-old was soon faced with a perilous amount of danger! Watch the video below:

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After blasting his drive down the middle, his ball would run out of fairway, finishing just inches away from one of Pebble Beach's many severe drops. 

Spieth, who has been suffering with a bacterial infection in his stomach, probably wasn't best pleased when he saw his golf ball and then a drop of some hundreds of feet. However, the American would take his club and nervously shuffle into a stance.

The shot caused the commentators to come out with a number of quips, including: "This shot is a scary shot normally, but this is down-right terrifying! and "make sure you stay stable."

Despite being inches from certain death, Spieth would just miss the green to the left with his approach, but what is more incredible, is that he managed to get up and down for what is likely the scariest par of his career.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x