Jordan Spieth hole-out for a halve at Accenture Match Play

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Not all halves are created equally. Check out how Jordan Spieth halved a hole in a match with Thomas Bjorn on Thursday.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 2:09 p.m.

At the time of this post, it was still early in the Round 2 match between Jordan Spieth and Thomas Bjorn at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Not early enough, however, for what's sure to be one of the best shots we'll see this week.

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Spieth, 1-up through three holes, looked sure to be giving a hole away to Bjorn at Dove Mountain's par-4 fourth hole. Bjorn was already in with a par, while Spieth was playing his fourth shot from a greenside bunker.

Needing to hole the shot for a halve and to maintain a 1-up lead, Spieth elected to have his caddie pull the flag out. Veteran announcer Peter Oosterhuis wondered aloud why Spieth would pull the flag for the shot with the green running away from him.

Well, here's why:



Oosterhuis could only chuckle at Spieth's remarkable shot, which dropped in for a par.

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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.