Just a few years ago, Jordan Spieth was arguably the best putter in the entire world. However, over the past few weeks, the three-time Major winner has begun to show chinks in his armour, with Spieth missing an 18-inch putt at his last hole at the RBC Heritage.
The thing is, it isn't the first time that he has done this! Just two weeks ago, Spieth three-putted from three-feet at the Valero Texas Open, with the American then missing a putt at Harbour Town Links that most club golfers would have fancied.
Watch the missed putt below:
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When following Spieth you know you're in for some interesting viewing and, after a lengthy eagle putt on the par 5 15th dropped, many thought that he would close his round out and be in prime position to challenge on Sunday.
Following his eagle, he went on to par the 16th and 17th, with two good shots on the iconic 18th giving him a realistic shot at a birdie.
However, as he ran his birdie putt past by 18-inches, many expected him to tap-in for a par and a round of 67. Spieth though, would horseshoe his tap-in putt, with a closing bogey resulting in a significant shot deficit going into the final day.
The one positive is that Spieth is in a position to challenge the leader. His best result this season has been a second-place finish at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, his only top-10 finish this year.
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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
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