Spieth, Stenson receive two-stroke penalty for teeing off wrong hole at Hero

In the final round of the 2021 Hero World Challenge, Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson teed off on the par-5 ninth hole from the par-3 17th hole tee box. Both players were assessed a two-stroke penalty and forced to re-tee from the correct tee box. They then discuss the scenario after their final rounds.

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The Hero World Challenge returns to Albany Golf Club in The Bahamas. Hosted by Tiger Woods, the event features a top-tier field of FedExCup champions, TOUR and global stars. Past FedExCup champions Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson are all set to tee it up. Spieth will play for the first time since becoming a father on November 14. He won this event by 10 shots in 2014 when it was contested at Isleworth, setting the stage for his historic 2015 that saw him win two majors and the FedExCup. Collin Morikawa, the highest-ranked player in the field, is fresh off a victory at the DP World Tour Championship that made him the first American to claim the Race to Dubai. Meanwhile, both Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau are in the field after Friday’s much-discussed match in Las Vegas, which Koepka won convincingly. Other players to look out for include Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Reed, Abraham Ancer, Viktor Hovland and Sam Burns.

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24 thoughts on “Spieth, Stenson receive two-stroke penalty for teeing off wrong hole at Hero

  1. Stenson has always had a dry and hilarious sense of humor. Loved the fact that he took the opportunity to troll the press as though he was offended.

  2. Its not even a par 3 hole they were playing on! I could understand the penalty on a par 3 because then you are picking a tee that gives you a better angle
    to the hole, but on a par 5 the best you can do is land a bit better on the fairway! I think the penalty shouldn't be given unless the unruly angle
    gives a player a significant upgrade to score better.

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