Jordan Spieth misses putt from SIX INCHES as he languishes eight shots off the lead at the …

Jordan Spieth misses putt from SIX INCHES as he languishes eight shots off the lead at the Northern Trust

  • Jordan Spieth went to tap the ball in without setting himself but effort fell short
  • The ball moved slightly but American had to take another shot from close to hole
  • World No 8 made sure on his second attempt by setting himself properly for putt

Kate Mcgreavy For Mailonline

Jordan Spieth missed a putt from no further than six inches during the second round of the Northern Trust.

The world No 8 finished on two-under par, eights shots off joint-leaders Brooks Koepka and Jamie Lovemark.

Spieth went to tap the ball in from the short distance without setting himself and appeared to accidentally nudge the ball just centimetres, falling agonisingly short of the hole.

Jordan Spieth missed a putt from no further than six inches at the Northern Trust on Friday

Jordan Spieth missed a putt from no further than six inches at the Northern Trust on Friday

Jordan Spieth missed a putt from no further than six inches at the Northern Trust on Friday

The world No 8 went to tap the ball in without setting himself and did not get enough on it

The world No 8 went to tap the ball in without setting himself and did not get enough on it

The world No 8 went to tap the ball in without setting himself and did not get enough on it

The ball moved slightly but the American had to take another shot from even closer to the hole.

He made sure on his second attempt by setting himself properly for the putt.

Ian Poulter and Paul Casey saw their hopes of qualifying automatically for next month’s Ryder Cup dealt a blow during Friday’s round.

The ball moved slightly but the American had to take another shot from even closer to the hole

The ball moved slightly but the American had to take another shot from even closer to the hole

The ball moved slightly but the American had to take another shot from even closer to the hole

Spieth made sure on his second attempt by setting himself properly to hole the putt

Spieth made sure on his second attempt by setting himself properly to hole the putt

Spieth made sure on his second attempt by setting himself properly to hole the putt

He finished on two-under par, eights shots off leaders Brooks Koepka and Jamie Lovemark

He finished on two-under par, eights shots off leaders Brooks Koepka and Jamie Lovemark

He finished on two-under par, eights shots off leaders Brooks Koepka and Jamie Lovemark

US Open and US PGA Championship winner Koepka joined fellow American Jamie Lovemark at the top of the leaderboard on 10 under with a six-under-par 65 in New Jersey, where Tiger Woods narrowly made the cut.

Automatic qualification for Thomas Bjorn’s side ends next week, and with Thorbjorn Olesen – the current occupant of the eighth and final spot on the European team – taking a week off, 10th-placed Poulter and 11th-placed Casey have a chance to put themselves in pole position for a place at Le Golf National.

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