Hideki Matsuyama: Ball hit by 2021 Masters champion lands in spectator's shirt

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(CNN)It's par for the people for a golfer's changeable to occasionally onshore successful a h2o hazard oregon the rough, but Hideki Matsuyama's thrust ended up successful a spectator's garment astatine The Northern Trust tourney connected Friday.

"It went betwixt my legs, deed my knee, and someway rolled up into my shirt," the spectator explained connected a microphone caught by the PGA Tour astatine the Liberty National Golf Club successful Jersey City, New Jersey.

The 2021 Masters champion Matsuyama gave the shot to the spectator aft signing it, though the Japanese golfer bogeyed the spread aft taking a escaped drop.

    World No. 1 Jon Rahm, who is the reigning US Open champion, sits atop the leaderboard with a one-stroke pb aft firing a four-under par 67 successful Friday's 2nd round.

      "Believe it oregon not, deed my just stock of atrocious shots today," the 26-year-old Rahm told the PGA Tour website. "Much similar yesterday [Thursday], I was capable to prevention a mates of bully ones ... Coming into the weekend, I'm decidedly going to person to cleanable a mates of those mistakes up."

      Hideki Matsuyama watches his changeable  disconnected  the 3rd  tee successful  the 2nd  circular  astatine  the Northern Trust play  tournament, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, astatine  Liberty National Golf Course successful  Jersey City, N.J.

      Jon Rahm, of Spain, putts connected  the 18th greenish  arsenic  the Manhattan skyline looms successful  the distance.

      Storm Henri

      The Northern Trust is the PGA Tour's first FedEx Cup playoff event.

      The FedEx Cup sees subordinate accrue ranking points passim the play with the apical 125 taking portion successful the archetypal playoff.

      The tract is whittled down with a last 70 players competing astatine the Tour Championship successful Atlanta successful September, wherever the FedExCup Champion wins $15 million.

      The Northern Trust tournament's last circular connected Sunday could beryllium rescheduled to Monday owed to Storm Henri.

      Jordan Spieth watches his changeable  disconnected  the seventh tee successful  the 2nd  round. Spieth's circular  included 2  eagles.

      Spieth changeable  a nine-under 62.

      "We are intimately monitoring Tropical Storm Henri and its imaginable impacts connected The Northern Trust," said the PGA TOUR successful connection connected its website connected Friday.

        "We volition measure the way of Henri passim the time day [Saturday] and expect to contented the program and docket for the last circular by precocious day Saturday.

        "Henri is not presently predicted to person immoderate effect connected the forecast for Monday. Depending connected the forecasted way of the storm, it is imaginable that the last circular whitethorn beryllium rescheduled for Monday," added the statement.

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