Jordan Spieth enjoyed a peculiar honour of an ace/double bogey during a charity tournament that included former NFL star Tony Romo.
Played in a bid to raise funds for caddies and without spectators and with new Covid-19 measures in play, the Major champion was left confused as to whether or not his ace should count on the 17th hole.
‘It never left the flag,’ Spieth said. ‘I knew it was going to land somewhere around the hole. It’s my first one in probably three or four years. I kind of had a three- or four-year streak where I had a few and I’ve been shut out for a while.
‘I’m going to count it. It was one of those where it most likely would have stayed in. Hopefully it’s a good omen.’
Spieth played one round of the 54-hole tournament but it is unclear if he beat Romo to win their private bet.
‘Speith with an Ace or Double Bogey on 17? It sunk in the hole, bounced out (we believe 100% because of the spacer – see scuff marks on new ball) and rolled back in the water. Romo decided it could be counted as a hole in one, except for their bet,’ wrote an observer on Twitter.