Spieth laments late error
A crucial error at the 16th in all likelihood cost Jordan Spieth the Crowne Plaza Invitational title on Sunday.
The exciting young Masters champion, who has a number of special betting options on offer, was uncharacteristically poor from the tee at the par-three hole, firing a 7-iron to the back of the green and subsequently three-putting from 48 feet for a bogey.
It proved to be a costly mistake, as Chris Kirk held on to card a 66 and claim his fourth PGA Tour victory.
Spieth recovered with a birdie at the last, but still had to settle for second place alongside Jason Bohn and Brandt Snedeker.
“I just took the wrong club,” Spieth said. “You’ve got to hit 8-iron there below the hole. Tried to hit a 7 and kind of punch it in there, maybe get it a little too close to the hole.
“99 per cent of the time, I make the right decision and stay below the hole. We made the wrong decision today and it cost us.”
Spieth has one more shot to win in his home state of Texas when he plays in this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson, the tournament that gave him his first PGA Tour start as a 16-year-old five years ago.
“I have more experience there than I do here,” added Spieth. “Found some kinks, you know, throughout the week.”
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