When Jordan Spieth is in a tournament you know things aren't going to be dull. Producing many famous shots and moments throughout his career, the American is an exciting individual to watch on the golf course.
However, on Friday at the Valero Texas Open, we saw a rather bizarre incident as he three-putted from three-feet in a moment that made commentators gasp in shock.
Playing the 6th hole, his 15th, the American had been faced with a short par putt. However, after missing it on the left side he then went to duly tap the bogey in before missing that one! Eventually, Spieth would knock his golf ball in to the hole, with a double bogey ruining what had been a very tidy round up and till that point.
Watch the moment below:
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Ironically, Spieth's putting had arguably been the best part of his game on Friday, with the defending champion holing two putts that measured 21 feet, as well as a birdie putt from 33 feet on the 13th. However, it was his lapse of concentration on the 6th that stood out with his round.
The putt caused analyst, Craig Perks, to say: “Complete lapse of concentration there for Spieth. You don’t see it very often," whilst he also added “the ball goes dead left. And he’s not just completely frustrated with the miss and then mind goes blank.”
For the round, the three-time Major winner holed a total of 129 feet, 5 inches of putts, which also included the 16-incher on the 6th for double bogey. In Spieth’s defence, the American had been waiting at least few minutes to hit his putt, with playing partners Corey Conners and Charley Hoffman finishing out before hand.
However, that is maybe a slight excuse for what was a putt that you have been seen given before in match play!
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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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