Jordan Spieth's Tee Shot Hits Fan in Backside in Abu Dhabi

Jordan Spieth’s Tee Shot Hits Fan in Backside in Abu Dhabi

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Jordan Spieth of the United States tees off on the 3rd hole during the second round of the 2016 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Scott Halleran

Jordan Spieth can thank a spectator for saving him a stroke in Abu Dhabi.

During his second round at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Spieth drove his ball into the backside of a spectator, effectively using the man as a bumper and avoiding landing in a water hazard.

Check out the video below and watch the man recoil as the ball flies straight into the his rear. Ouch!

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The spectator seemed to be OK, laughing it off with his friends. Commentators got a chuckle too, cheekily referred to the shot as a ‘plugged lie.’ Hopefully, this man won’t be the butt of everyone’s jokes for too long.