Jordan Spieth entered the first round of the Barclays tournament as the world’s no. 1 player. He left that round in serious risk of losing the title altogether. Though he started it off by going 2 under on the first nine holes, he went 6 over on the second nine and ended up with a shocking 4-over-par 74. If he finishes outside the Top 60 this week, he might have to cede the Number 1 position to Rory McIlroy once again. Spieth did not go easy on himself in the interview afterwards.
“I would argue that this was… After the tee shots, this is the worst round I’ve played in years, for hitting that many fairways. I’ll take it at that, that it’s just a fluke.”
In the meantime, all Rory has to do is keep his hopes up and sit pretty like he’s doing now, resting up for the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston. Jordan is going have to work a little harder not to give his rival the satisfaction, and of course, to keep little sister Ellie happy.