Jordan Spieth BREAKS young fan's phone after wild shot at WGC Match Play

Forget a signed glove, this lad wants a new phone after Jordan Spieth's errant tee shot on day two at the WGC Match Play!

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Fri, 24 Mar 2023
Jordan Spieth BREAKS young fan's phone after wild shot at WGC Match Play

Jordan Spieth broke a young golf fan's phone after he airmailed the green with his tee shot to the par-3 7th in the second round of the WGC Match Play

Spieth caught a gust during his shot and flew the back of the green at the 212-yard hole.

Colin Swatton, the on-course commentator in Spieth's match against Taylor Montgomery, explained exactly what happened at the time of the incident during the PGA Tour's LIVE Featured Groups coverage. 

Swatton, who once caddied and coached for Jason Day, said: 

"Okay, well Jordan Spieth's first shot flew into the gallery, hit a gentleman to my left in an orange shirt and then bounced down and hit the young guy's phone... broke the phone and the ball is still in play just leaning up against the cart path, and Jordan has called for a rules official to see what his options are. That is what we call a lucky break for Jordan, and an unlucky break for the young kid with his phone!"


The guys in the commentary box then said: "I think a new phone is in order as opposed to a signed glove or ball, Colin. I think we need to get an iPhone 14 Pro Max, huh?!"

Swatton replied: "It's a good thing that AT&T is on Jordan's bag I'd imagine!"

Spieth went on to do Spieth-like things thereafter as he chipped his ball to 30 feet and then binned the putt for par.

That was enough to tie the hole. 

A video has since emerged on the PGA Tour Instagram account of the young lad telling his side of the story. 

He's revealed how Spieth has taken his contact details, and no doubt will sort him out with a new phone. 

"Thank you Jordan fot hitting me," he said. 


The incident marks a second time in two weeks where Spieth has received a fortunate break from clattering into a spectator. The previous one allowed him to make the cut. 

Spieth went on to lose the match 2&1, meaning Montgomery now tops the group.

The three-time major champion will now need to beat Lowry on Friday and hope Montgomery loses to Mackenzie Hughes in order to force a three-man playoff. 

Montgomery just needs a tied match with Hughes in order to progress to the weekend. 

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