Spieth, Reed get crucial point in 'unplayable' darkness


INCHEON, South Korea – Some 20 minutes after sunset, and at least 10 minutes after play should have been stopped, Jordan Spieth put the finishing touches on a perfect day with a 3-and-2 victory over Jason Day and Charl Schwartzel.

Not that many people saw Spieth’s two-putt par on the 16th hole in near darkness.

“It was extremely dark. I would call it unplayable,” Spieth said.

A hole earlier, Spieth, who was paired with Patrick Reed, missed a 16-footer for birdie that would have ended the match and he expected play to be halted because of darkness and an early restart on Sunday.

“But they offered to play the next and we said, it's probably our advantage if we can just get a ball on the green and par, they probably won't birdie in the dark,” Spieth said. “Honestly, Charl, both of us, may make our putts if it's light out, but I'm glad he chose to finish instead of waiting.”

Schwartzel failed to convert his 17-footer for birdie on the 16th hole and Spieth improved to 3-1-0 for the week in team play.