When you search the internet for golf pranks, some of them can be very elaborate hole-in-one pranks. They often include someone lying about a hole-in-one shot, later revealing that no, the golfer didn’t hit a seemingly impossible shot. Sadly, Jordan Spieth was the victim of one of these pranks last year.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has put players and events on hiatus, most of them likely playing on a private course. Following this COVID-19 break, Spieth and his wife Annie ended up spending time in Colorado. Of course, the golfer was to play golf, this time at the private Snowmass Club outside of Aspen.

August 20, 2021; Jersey City, New Jersey, United States; Jordan Spieth comes off the 18th tee in the second round of the The Northern Trust golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

It was there that the 28-year-old met Shane Smith, who ended up playing the hole-in-one prank on the three-time major champion.

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How did local PGA Tour star Jordan Spieth play a joke?

While at the private club, Shane Smith; a property manager living near the 12th green chose to come out and watch Spieth play. Now the 12th hole has a raised green which means the player does not have their eyes on where their ball ends up. Spieth landed about 20 feet from the hole.

However, Smith had other plans. He ended up scoring Spieth’s ball, picked it up and ended up placing it in the 12th hole. He explained that he wanted to make Spieth’s day and do something funny. Well the prank surely started off in a fun way, with Spieth wondering where his ball was.

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Smith, feigning forgetfulness, let Spieth know he was in the hole. “Are you kidding me,” Spieth responded.

The next moment, Spieth was celebrating, explaining how he had never made a par foursome before that. Some time later, Annie joined them.

May 30, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, United States; Jordan Spieth played on the seventh hole in the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

In the end, Smith had to cut the farce short. “I said to him, ‘Hey man, I was trying to be funny, and you might not be able to hear me because I got my foot so far down my throat. But your ball ended there. I actually put it in the hole.

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The PGA Tour star initially believed Smith was joking, later telling him he had taken him “from the top of the mountain to the valley.” Smith admitted knowing who he was, what Spieth was really nice about. “Just a great story that I will never forget” Spieth explained.