Just three words for Jordan Spieth:
Come On Man!!
Seriously, that’s probably what the good folks at AT&T were shouting after their Golden Boy stunk up the place at Las Colinas last week.
Probably what a lot of fans were shouting who had plans to go out and watch the Golden Boy over the weekend at the Byron Nelson’s final appearance at Las Colinas.
Yes, really, shame on you Jordy.
It’s the place where he finished 16th at a mere 16-year-old.
This is a great example of what can happen to a player when the putter goes on vacation.
Spieth’s putter has taken a leave of absence, or so it seems. He even went so far as to ditch the putter that has carried him his entire career, the one that’s won him north of $28 million.
The replacement obviously didn’t fare very well. Spieth shot 68-75 and got to go home early and maybe that wasn’t such a bad thing, he’s got a pretty luxurious pad there in Dallas.
So now Jordy has the short commute to Fort Worth where he is the defending champion and maybe he’s hoping to pull a Billy Horschel, if you will.
Horschel won last week when Jason Day missed a four-footer to hand Billy the title. Do you think Day would miss a four-footer to let you win a cool million?
Horschel proved that immediate past performance can be irrelevant. How about four missed cuts? It’s amazing what can happen to a golfer when the putter shows up out of the blue.
That’s what happened to Horschel and maybe that is what Spieth is hoping for this week.
The fact is that Jordan Spieth without a putter turns into a top 40 guy, not a top 10 guy.
And so Spieth returns to Colonial where you don’t have to be a bomber to win. Did we mention that Spieth is not a bomber?
But to win on the PGA Tour these days, you do have to make a lot of putts over 72 holes.
Just ask Billy Horschel.
In the meantime, that guy standing around with the “Baby Please Come Home” sign is Jordan Spieth, looking for his lost putting magic.