Jordan Spieth is at the Valero Texas Open trying to defend his title ahead of the Masters next week. But he had a rough time putting that will put his momentum at stake.
On the 6th hole at TPC San Antonio, Spieth found himself in a position to get par with just two feet to the hole. But his putt went left by, and his follow-up putt skirted in and out of the hole.
Spieth was finally able to get the ball into the hole, but not before a brutal double-bogey. He dropped from minus-4 heading into the weekend to minus-2 – a drop from the top 12 to a tie for 46th.
With the projected cut line at -1, Spieth should make it safely into the weekend. But he’s several strokes off Texas Open leader Kevin Chappell and his title is very much in jeopardy:
Does Spieth have a season of great putting filed away to make me unconcerned about this? No. Have I forgotten about the 54th hole at Royal St. George’s? No. Do I think it means he wins by less than 7 next weekend? Also no. pic.twitter.com/wpnWxnXbnB
— Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) April 1, 2022
Last year Jordan Spieth won the Texas Open and used the momentum to propel him to a top three finish at the Masters the following week. He finished the year with two top three finishes in the majors for the first time since he won the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015.
One bad hole probably shouldn’t give Spieth any reason to be concerned. But it may wind up psyching him out with six days to go until he arrives at Augusta.
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