After a solid start to the year, Jordan Spieth’s results were beginning to fizzle. His performance at the Presidents Cup could be the shot of adrenaline he needed with the holiday offseason soon approaching.
The American team veteran led the Stars and Stripes at the Presidents Cup with an immaculate 5-0-0 record capped by a singles win over Cam Davis. The win over Davis was worth one point just like the rest, but it has to mean a lot to Spieth. He entered the week 0-6-1 in singles matches at the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup.
The former world No. 1 was a stalwart in all other formats, but this was a hole in the resume he at least partially patched.
For an emotional, feel-based player like Spieth, that can do wonders.
He’s new to Congaree this week, but he’s a Texan who is surely used to firm and fast conditions. Spieth also does well on courses with a lot of short grass. Like in Augusta, Georgia, for example.
This is Spieth’s 2022-23 PGA Tour season debut.
Last season, he ranked 30th in total strokes gained per round (.839). That was in spite of his worst putting season, where he bottomed out at 155th SG (-.207). He saved it by hitting the ball about as well as he ever had. Spieth was 18th in SG tee to green (1.046).
He’s only teed it up competitively once in the last two months. I like Spieth to be rejuvenated from the time off and his heroics at Quail Hollow to contend this week at the CJ Cup.