Jordan Spieth should’ve won British Open a few times before heading into the back nine on Sunday, but instead, he found himself tied for the lead.
The three shot lead Spieth came into the day with evaporated by the fourth hole after a bogey-par-bogey-bogey start. But after some iffy play from his playing partner Matt Kuchar and a birdie from Spieth on the fifth, Jordan’s two shot lead was restored. The trophy was his to lose.
But then, things started to go awry.
It started on the ninth hole; after a birdie from Kuchar, Spieth had what looked to be a tap-in only to lip out brutally. He looked frozen over the short putt, which has been a problem area for him all year: He ranks 104th on the PGA Tour in putts inside 10 feet, and 166th in putts between four feet and eight feet.
Then, after a nice tee shot down the middle of the 10th hole, Spieth yanked a terrible shot into the crowd on his approach.
— Luke Kerr-Dineen (@LukeKerrDineen) July 23, 2017
Needless to say, the nerves are coming thick and fast on Sunday at the Open Championship.