Jordan Spieth to Mackenzie Hughes at WGC Match Play: "That was some bulls---!"

Jordan Spieth used some colourful language to describe his victory at the WGC Match Play over Mackenzie Hughes. 

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Wed, 22 Mar 2023
Jordan Spieth to Mackenzie Hughes at WGC Match Play: "That was some bulls---!"

Jordan Spieth closed out his first match of the WGC Match Play in style against Mackenzie Hughes. 

So much so, he had to apologise to the Canadian after holing out on No. 15 at Austin Country Club to add another shot to the ever-growing Spieth Collection™. 

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Spieth took the lead at No. 4 and never relinquished it. He made a sensational eagle at the drivable 13th, smashing his tee shot over the water and then holing the eight footer. 

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He was gifted the very next hole when Hughes dropped a shot and by the time they had reached the 15th Spieth was 4UP. 

His tee shot went left and he took a drop in the rough. His approach from 172 yards eventually settled in a somewhat awkward lie, as the ball was above his feet. 

Do we even need to tell you what happened next? Of course the three-time major champ holed out, sending his ball straight into the stratosphere and landing like a butterfly wearing slippers. 

One hop and in. Boom. 

Watch the shot here:

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Spieth had to apologise for the way he ended the match. 

Speaking about the shot to Golf Channel, Spieth said:

"Yeah, I got in the bunker and told Michael [Greller, his caddie], I think 10 feet left is the best option and then I got down there and I was like, 'Well, I'm dormie I may as well go ahead and play a higher fuller one and try and get it close and I told Mac that it was kind of some bulls---t. So I kinda apologised there for the way that it ended but, it was nice that it went in with the right speed, so maybe it would've tied the hole." 

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Why does Spieth love the Match Play so much? 

He added: 

"What's not to love? Especially as you get this close to the Masters you get to really try some shots and test some things that you know in stroke play you may not and bouncing back is a very important stat, I feel like that's a very good stat of mine. You're gonna have some holes that are going to flip here and there and, you've just to try and stay level headed and try and win the next."

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