Jordan Spieth: Things are starting to fall into place
As he targets a 12th PGA Tour title at this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson, Jordan Spieth believes he’s on the verge of rediscovering his best form.
Spieth was doing pretty well at last week’s Players Championship before a nasty quadruple-bogey on the 72nd hole saw him plummet down the leaderboard and lose $103,000 in prize money in the blink of an eye.
Still searching for his first win of the season, Spieth will be making his eighth start at this week’s stop at Trinity Forest in Dallas, Texas, and despite his indifferent form this year, he is feeling very confident about the state of his game.
“I feel as good about my game right now as I have this entire year and even a lot of last year – good things are coming,” Spieth said at his pre-tournament press conference.
“I’ve stayed the course. Had a lot of patience recently. Everything is starting to fall in place.
“Everyone goes through kind of peaks and valleys with different parts of their game.
“I got a little off in set-up in alignment with short game shots and putting and really starting to progress nicely, starting to see my lines better. Whether putts have gone in or not I’ve had better strokes.”
Reflecting on his final round at Sawgrass, which was played alongside Tiger Woods, Spieth said: “I was very comfortable on Sunday with Tiger. I felt like I didn’t get a lot of good numbers.
“I had a lot of in between numbers on shots. Some putts that were — the speed was a little off or the line was a little off.
“I was as comfortable as I’ve been in a pretty relatively uncomfortable type of situation this entire year, including even playing well at the Masters.”
Spieth first played at the AT&T Byron Nelson in 2010 as a 16-year-old after writing to Tournament Chairman George Conant asking to be considered for a sponsor exemption.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 14, 2018
It was granted, and Spieth not only made the cut but finished T16.
“I feel good about the way things are. This is a fun three weeks coming up,” Spieth said.
“Obviously this course [Trinity Forest] I feel like I’m at an advantage, and the next two weeks have been good to me as well.”
Mallorca champion Jeff Winther nearly missed final round due to bathroom drama
Winther’s six-year-old daughter had to come to the rescue.
Jeff Winther claims maiden European Tour title with Mallorca victory
The 33-year-old Dane finished one shot clear of Sebastian Soderberg, Pep Angles and Jorge Campillo.
Hideki Matsuyama triumphs on home soil to take ZOZO Championship title
Matsuyama finished five shots clear of runner-up Brendan Steele.
Hideki Matsuyama one shot in front heading into final round of ZOZO Championship
The 29-year-old Japanese held a three-shot advantage at one stage down the back nine.
Matt Wallace remains in contention at ZOZO Championship after strong finish
Wallace was two over par for his first 15 holes at Narashino Country Club but birdied the 16th, 17th and 18th to add a 69 to his opening 65.
Matt Wallace two shots off the lead after first round of the ZOZO Championship
Home favourite Hiroshi Iwata led the way on seven under.
Collin Morikawa looking forward to having fans back in Japan
The American is racking up the miles as he contends at the start of the PGA Tour season and the end of the European Tour campaign.
Rory McIlroy’s 20 PGA Tour wins: From the breakthrough in 2010 to THE CJ CUP last week
The Northern Irishman was supreme at the weekend, holding off the challenge of Rickie Fowler and Collin Morikawa in Las Vegas.
Billy Horschel sets out to double prize money at event aimed at boosting diversity
The 34-year-old American hosted the inaugural Billy Horschel APGA Tour Invitational at Sawgrass in July.
Rory McIlroy claims 20th PGA title with victory in CJ Cup
The Northern Irishman put his Ryder Cup torment behind him to win by a stroke from Collin Morikawa.