Spieth hits fan with drive, apologizes with signed ball

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SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – Jordan Spieth got it going on Friday at the PGA Championship. After starting the day five shots back, the two-time major champ quickly rose up the standings, going out in 32 and pulling within a shot of the lead.

But on par-5 18th (his ninth hole of the day), things got a little tricky after his drive sailed right, into a crowd, struck a fan and eventually stopped rolling underneath a chair.

Had this been "Happy Gilmore," Spieth would've been forced to play it as it lies, even if the ball had landed on Frankenstein's fat foot. But since this is the PGA Tour, the 23-year-old got a free drop, and he converted that lucky break into his fourth birdie of the day.

Word from the crowd was that the spectator was "fine," but being the upstanding gentleman that he his, Spieth signed a ball as a souvenier for causing the trouble.