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Cliffhanger: Photos of US golfer Jordan Spieth hitting the most 'nerve-wracking shot' of his life

By Ben Morse, CNN

Published 1456 GMT (2256 HKT) February 7, 2022
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Pebble Beach Golf Links is renowned for its spectacular views. Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
As well as a spectacular view of the sea, there are golden sandy beaches to admire. Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Then there are the cliffs ... Kent Horner/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for AT&T
As Jordan Spieth discovered when he played his second shot on the eighth hole at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Saturday. Kent Horner/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for AT&T
Spieth's drive on the par-four eighth hole had landed precariously near the edge of the cliff. Kent Horner/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for AT&T
"I've never had a life and death situation on a shot before," said Spieth after his round. Kent Horner/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for AT&T
"I thought I wouldn't really have nerves the rest of the day after that one," added Spieth. Kent Horner/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for AT&T
Spieth salvaged a par from the hole, with his cliff shot landing just over the green. Kent Horner/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for AT&T
"I'm glad I finished the round and didn't fall off that cliff," quipped Spieth after his round. Kent Horner/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for AT&T
Spieth and caddie Michael Greller hug after the US golfer made his putt on the eighth green to salvage a par. Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America/Getty Images