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Watch: Spieth, JT hole bunker shots in back-to-back groups

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Jordan Spieth has a thing for holing bunker shots at the Travelers Championship, where he made one in a playoff to win last year.

He did it again in Round 1 at TPC River Highlands, knocking in this shot for eagle at the par-5 sixth to reach 4 under par for the tournament

“I don’t know. (The bunkers) have got some kind of magnetic sand for me,” Spieth said. “I just hit the shot that was necessary. It probably would have gone 4 or 5 feet by, but I couldn’t hit it any better than I did. It was obviously fortunate to hit the pin and go in.”

In the next group, Justin Thomas did the same thing to reach 1 under. Keep an eye out for the best part of this highlight, when Thomas' caddie Jimmy Johnson tries to hand him his putter.

“I was kind of in a weird state to start the day. I couldn’t get into it. I was having a hard time, not getting motivated, but just getting focused I should say,” Thomas said. “Then that eagle on 6 kind of helped me out a little bit.”