Jordan Spieth, a former University of Texas golfer and Austin favorite, gets in one last day of practice for the WGC. Tuesday was the last day of practice for the field of top 64 golfers in the world as they prepare for the start of the World Golf Championships Dell Technologies Match Play tournament at Austin Country Club. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN


WATCH: After whiffing, Jordan Spieth recovers for par at The Players Championship

Posted May 12th, 2017


Talk to any golfer, and they’ll tell you the sport is all about recovery. Every shot is a chance at redemption.

Things can get a little more complicated than that at the highest level, but Jordan Spieth showed Friday that even the pros whiff sometimes. Then, like a lucky Sunday duffer, he completely redeemed himself.

Unfortunately for Spieth, the chip-in was only for par. The former Longhorn is going to need some birdies if he is to contend for the title this weekend. After shooting a 1-over 73 in the first round Thursday, he remained 2-over par through eight holes in Friday’s second round. The cut line was projected to be 1-over.

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