SAN DIEGO – Within the days main as much as Jordan Spieth’s 2019 debut earlier this month on the Sony Open there have been some who questioned if the 25-year-old had come down with a case of the placing yips.
Though it’s an admittedly small pattern dimension, Spieth’s efficiency the final two rounds would recommend these observations have been wildly overstated.
On Thursday on the Farmers Insurance coverage Open, Spieth conceded he didn’t have his greatest ballstriking sport, however his efficiency on the North Course’s greens was classic. He wanted simply 22 putts on his approach to a gap 7-under 65.
Though the PGA Tour doesn’t preserve ShotLink information for the North Course, Spieth’s opening spherical would have simply been his second consecutive spherical with constructive strokes gained: placing, and he completed with 14 one-putts.
“I do know type of what I used to be doing in my routine and I do know what I used to be working towards as a way to type of get to this, get to a spherical like this spherical,” Spieth stated.
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Spieth defined that one thing “clicked” in his routine about halfway by means of his second spherical on the Sony Open, the place he shot 66 earlier than lacking the reduce.
“I’ve simply been using with it since. Very nice to see them go in from wherever. I missed a pair inside 10 ft however made up for them with a pair longer ones,” stated Spieth, who gained 2.5 pictures on the sector on the greens Friday in Honolulu.
Spieth’s play off the tee, nevertheless, wasn’t practically as encouraging. Spieth hit 5 of 14 fairways on Day 1 on the Farmers however was nonetheless tied for fifth place, simply three pictures off the lead held by Jon Rahm.