Jordan Spieth learned that you must prepare for everything on the golf course. That growing list of concerns to remember added another on Saturday: Trains.
Like many other top PGA Tour golfers, Spieth is competing at The Memorial this weekend. Spieth set himself up to go for a birdie putt at the third hole in the third round of play. That is until the sound of a train threw him off his game!
Jordan Spieth ready to putt… and there's a train. ⛳️🚂😂pic.twitter.com/3K6iYetzPk
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) June 3, 2023
Spieth laughed it off and walked away with a smile on his face. He adjusted himself and then returned but would make par instead of a birdie. It’s hard to say if the train truly caused that much effect there. Or whether the accomplished golfer lost his “train of thought” as one user said.
— Chris Reilly (@C_Reilly5) June 3, 2023
The moment went viral and spread around the Internet on Saturday afternoon. The PGA Tour’s video of the hilarious incident on the green fetched over 110,000 views.
Jordan Spieth did make the cut at The Memorial to advance to weekend play. But he will need to make some serious moves to threaten the top of the leaderboard. He’s shot even par through 14 holes and is 3-under overall for the tournament. His 3-under ties him for 16th place with several other golfers.
Hideki Matsuyama of Japan currently leads The Memorial at 8-under. Keegan Bradley posted the best round thus far on Saturday with a 7-under, 65.