Things started well enough for Jordan Spieth last week at the Shriners.
Playing in his first fall event in three years, Spieth started with rounds of 66-68 at TPC Summerlin. At eight-under par, he was in decent position going into the weekend.
But things slowed down for Jordy as he attempted to get his game in better shape than it was last year. An even par 71 on Saturday pushed him further down the leaderboard then on Sunday, Jordy got the old “mashed potatoes” treatment when he hit his tee shot at the 13th hole.
“I made a double on the back (13th hole); a guy yelled ‘mashed potatoes’ right at impact and I snapped it and it hit a rock and went out of bounds,” Spieth said. “It was just that kind of stuff that happened this week on the break side of things that held me back. Although my result wasn’t fantastic, it was progressively better through the bag.”
Spieth said he felt okay about things although he finished in a lowly tie for 55th after Sunday’s conclusion.
“Overall, (I feel) improvement and moving in the right direction especially around the short game,” Spieth said. “It was kind of a trial run of the stuff I have been working on for only about a week and a half. It was solid and I will go into next week confident. I played a lot better than I scored and that happens sometimes.”
Spieth will continue to try out his changes this week as he heads south of the border. He’s entered the Mayakoba Classic at the El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.