We were so close. We were so close to seeing a comeback and a win that has been on the horizon for quite some time now. Jordan Spieth was a few bad shots away from finally breaking one of the nastiests streaks in golf at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Spieth entered Sunday on the beach leading by 2 strokes. Through six-holes he had been one-over and was already trailing the new leader, Daniel Berger. It is something we are becoming accustomed to with the young phenom who broke onto the stage with a Masters win and dazzled us for a few years. But since then things have been quiet from Spieth. His performance through the first six on Sunday were the perfect example of the player he has become.
“Really it was just a really poor first six holes. And out here, that’s where you can score,” Spieth said. “I needed to be a couple under through six, and I was 1 over. And really, that was the difference.”
Jordan Spieth’s Record
If you are a casual golf fan and know the names of some of the bigger guys on tour, it isn’t crazy to hear the name Jordan Spieth and immediately think that he is one of the best guys out there. But in fact, Spieth doesn’t have a win since 2017. He is going on four straight years of no wins on the Tour and it is starting to be a question of whether or not this guy was ever really cut out for stardom or maybe not at all.
Here’s what may be worse than the outside thinking that Spieth is no longer the player he once appeared to be. It seems that his friends, and others on the tour aren’t believing it either. Spieth said that his phone blew up with messages when he had a three-shot lead two weeks ago at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. They were probably texts sent by people that love the guy but they certainly came off as a bit of an insult.
“I was receiving texts that were like it was my first PGA Tour event ever,” Spieth said. “And as much as I enjoyed that support, I mean, I’m not leading by three. I didn’t win the golf tournament. Yeah, I know it’s been a little while since I’ve been near the top, but like, come on guys. I expect to be here, you know?”
Spieth has won every Major besides the PGA Tournament, he was Golf’s Rookie of the Year in 2013 and then the PGA Player of the Year in 2015. He won the FedEx Cup Championship that same year and it looked ike maybe a Tiger run was coming out of this guy. He is a favorite yet again this weekend at the Genesis Open. Maybe this is finally the weekend where he breaks out of this funk that has been plaguing him for so long or maybe we should just all move on accept that Jordan Spieth isn’t who we thought he’d be.
By: Matt Lively CruelFan.com