Just as a tempest was brewing in cloudy skies, a similar sense of turbulence repeatedly made itself known in Jordan Spieth’s game. After a strong start at the Singapore Open, Jordan Spieth seems to be letting his much publicized spell of travel fatigue get the better of him after a full-on tropical storm postponed second-round play. He’d just been one shot off the pace after round 1 at the Sentosa Country Club, but started to lag five strokes behind after taking up his club again when the storm abated. He is now tied for sixth place with Song Young-Han, who posted an 8-under 63 to lead at 9 under.
Meanwhile, Spieth only completed seven holes on his second round and failed to gain significant ground against his South Korean opponent. As in Abu Dhabi, it seems that the problem lay with his putting. He briefly made 5 under with a birdie on par-3, but his putt went awry on the fifth hole and he made his first bogey of the tournament. His flat stick continued to fail him on two par-5 holes he had birdied effortlessly in the previous round.
“Didn’t get off to a good start but made a good birdie on No. 2,” Spieth lamented, “Had a couple of bad putts. Missed a short one on No. 4. On 7 I got a bit unlucky. I had a perfect distance to the hole, the par-5, and just when I hit my second, the wind changed. My ball came up just short of the green, and when I went to play my putt, that’s when the rain came in hard, almost horizontally. My putt came up 7 feet short.”
It seems like the Singaporean weather and Jordan Spieth have some things to work out between them.