WATCH: Jordan Spieth Finds Water Twice on Augusta's 12th... Again!

In a moment of near Deja Vu, Jordan Spieth found Rae's Creek at the par 3 12th twice, with the American's struggles continuing

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Jordan Spieth's recent struggles continued at The Masters, as the American found the water not just once, but twice, at the par 3 12th, in a more-or-less identical scene to that of 2016.

You may remember Spieth's meltdown in 2016 where, following four birdies, he led by five-shots going into the back nine. However, after bogies at the 10th and 11th, he then found water twice at the 12th, with a quadruple bogey handing the Green Jacket to Danny Willett.

Six years later, viewers saw a near identical display, with his tee shot finding Rae's Creek, before his drop also found a watery grave.

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Following his third-place finish at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Spieth's best result has come at The Genesis Invitational, with a 26th place finish the only real highlight in his last five starts.

At The Masters, the 2015 champion produced a two-over-par first round and, during his second round on Friday, he found himself one-under through 11.

However, as he reached the 12th, the scene of his collapse in 2016, Spieth didn't look comfortable, with his tee shot hitting the bank and rolling back into the creek short of the green.

What followed was quite the dialogue from the 28-year-old, with Spieth coming out with: "That's what I was saying. I didn't want to hit that shot, the wind is absolutely gusting." 

The shot that followed never looked like clearing the water, with the American going on to make a double bogey. Spieth's misery was compounded further, with another double at the last hole meaning a four-over-par second round and a missed cut.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x