Jordan Spieth Is On Fire At The RBC Heritage


Well it didn’t take long for Jordan Spieth to shake off the post Augusta hangover at the RBC Heritage.  After struggling in round one, The Masters champ bounced back on Friday firing a career low 9-under 62 to put him right back in contention.  Yesterday it looked as if a flight home Friday night was all but a certainty, and now Spieth will not only be around for the weekend, he may just win another tournament.  I personally don’t know why I wrote him off in the first place.

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After winning a Green Jacket, struggling this week not only would be accepted, it’s pretty much expected.  With little time to rev the engines back up and refocus on the job at hand, two bad rounds and missing the cut makes more sense then ending the weekend on top of the leaderboard.  When it comes to Spieth he continues to show us that we better start believing in the unbelievable.

At 21-years old he’s doing things that only Tiger Woods has done, and his win at Augusta is just the icing on the cake that this kid is going to be a superstar.  Now after making every putt between the Georgia Pines, he’s back at it again this week at Hilton Head.  After Thursday’s difficult round when the world was waiting for him to succumb to the exhaustion, Spieth remained confident.

"“I’ve got a good feeling about tomorrow,” Spieth said Thursday. “Feel like I got some swings in, got in somewhat of a rhythm, and can at least go out there and feel the shots.” (Credit Golf Channel)"

He certainly came out and righted the ship on Friday with nine birdies in a flawless round of golf.  When he walked off the course he was two shots back of the lead, and isn’t expected to fall back much more.  After hitting just eight greens on Thursday he upped that number to fourteen on Friday, and he was also much better with the flat stick once he got on those greens.  Then on the 8th hole the putter never left the bag after he chipped in for birdie and then a went on to stuff his approach shot on the 9th leading to another birdie.

"“I found something with my ball position on the range and it made a significant difference with my ball striking and my putting” (Credit PGA Tour)"

The world’s second best player is in striking distance of world number one Rory McIlroy but cannot overtake him this week, but right now it’s tough to find anyone playing better than Spieth.  In his nine tournaments this year Spieth has finished in the top ten seven times, with two victories, and he hasn’t finished outside the top two in his last four starts.  McIlroy on the other hand has been pedestrian in 2015 on the PGA Tour, but he played well on the weekend at The Masters, earning a back-door 4th place finish but never really contended.

Prior to the start of the tournament it was difficult to believe that Spieth could really be a contender this week, but then again I didn’t think he’d be tying the all-time scoring record at Augusta either. We keep waiting for this kid to show his age and give up these super human talents. Maybe instead of wondering when the clock will strike midnight on this fairytale we should embrace the fact that he really may just be this good.

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