From co-responsible to going home: Jordan Spieth misses stunning fashion cut at Sony Open
HONOLULU – “Hey buddy.”
It was Jordan Spieth’s greeting to his young son Sammy.
After a quick kiss from Spieth’s wife, Annie, Spieth snatched his young son, who was not yet a year old, from his mother’s arms and carried him to the log trailer to complete the carnage that was a second round 5 out of 75.
That was 11 shots short of Spieth’s 65 in the first round, when he shared the lead with Chris Kirk and rookie Taylor Montgomery. Sammy Spieth, and to some extent his father, were somewhat oblivious to the proceedings.
“Just a bad day. I didn’t feel like it was much different, I felt like I was on a really bad deck of cards today,” Spieth said after returning his son. to his mother. “I made a few bad swings off the tee. But other than that, I didn’t play that differently and just ended up with one foot in the rough here right behind the tree here. was a weird, weird day.
As good as the Spieth machine was working Thursday, it was so bad Friday.
The statistical differences are amazing:
Strokes won off the tee:
Thursday: 1,211 (Ranked 15th)
Friday: -1.296 (Ranked 126e)
Shots won approaches:
Thursday: 0.526 (56e)
Friday: -1.369 (116e)
Strokes gained around the green:
Thursday: 0.234 (59e)
Friday: -1.758 (139e)
Strokes won by putting:
Thursday: 3.494 (6e)
Friday: -1.404 (115e)
Hits won by scoring:
Thursday: 5.564 (1st)
Friday: -5.820 (143rd)
“It sucks. I mean, I’ve never run a tournament and missed a cup before,” Spieth said. haven’t really made any bad decisions.
Spieth could read chapter and verse about the strange places he was in: behind a tree or at the edge of a bunker with an awkward position. His drive hit the cart path and jumped into the water at #9. He had a weird bunker at #10.
Spieth will return home before making his return to the PGA Tour at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He will have plenty of time to get rid of this terrible, horrible, not good, very bad day.
Players since 2011 who led or co-led after the first round and missed the cut:
Matt Every, 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational (shared lead)
Vaughn Taylor, 2018 FedEx St. Jude Championship (shared lead)
Zecheng Dou and Xinjun Zhang, 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans (shared leader, team event)
Andrew Loupe, 2016 Travelers Championship (shared lead)
Keegan Bradley, 2016 Valspar Championship (shared leader)
Danny Lee, 2014 Valspar Championship (shared leader)
Camilo Villegas, Honda Classic 2013 (first place)
Jim Renner, 2011 Travelers Championship (first place)
Ben Martin, 2011 Genesis Invitational (shared lead)