This news is a credit to the high standards that Spieth has set during his short career. Somehow golf’s media can’t comprehend even the smallest run of poor form from the two-time major winner. He has failed to post a top 10 since February–excluding the Zurich Classic–and has missed the cut three times in his last four individual starts.
The AT&T Byron Nelson has not been a happy hunting ground for Spieth. He has just two top 25s in six appearances, his best finish (T-16) coming in his debut as a teenager.
Spieth was one over on Friday when he reached the 15th tee box. The projected cut stood at +2, four pars would guarantee a his presence on Saturday. Spieth proceeded to hit two drives on the 546-yard par-5 out-of-bounds, walking off the green with a quadruple-bogey 9.
Jordan Spieth had to re-tee twice at 16.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 19, 2017
Amateur commentators attempted to diagnose Spieth’s swing, an impossible job given the different camera angles provided. Spieth will try and get back on track next week at the Dean & Deluca Invitational. He is the defending champion and has had a lot more success at Colonial. Whether he choses to keep his new putter in the bag remains to be seen.