Watching them again waiting for softball. On the 11th tee, Spieth hit one of those five-letter obscenities that rhymes with tank. Then Tiger double-crossed one long and left, saved from going into a creek only by thick rough, and then chopped out back over the green into the sand.
I’m thinking “hey, it looks like me out there! A shank, a yank and flying the green!”.
The swing looks awful. It is built to hit a fade, but so is Collin Morikawa’s. Spieth should have gone to Butch Harmon to rebuild his swing and his confidence. I am a fan of Jordan, bit sometimes loyalty to a teacher can be harmful.
Jordan has actually hit it better over the last couple of years. He spent so much time on his swing that he neglected work on his putting and it suffered. He goes in stretches where he makes everything, but he isn’t nearly as strong with the flat stick as he was several years back.
I like the forward press when putting. The shaft leans forward, just as it does with a full golf swing going thru impact. Brad Faxon was on Live at the PGA this week. He commented it is okay to forward press, but he felt Speith’s was gripping the club too hard with the left hand.
Faxon knows his stuff and would be a great teacher for Jordan. He is helping Rory now.
He got the right draw first two days for his body. Early/Late. But playing early today was no good. Had to get up at 3 am to be ready for early tee time. I don’t think he’s nearly ready for hills yet. Florida golf is not like Augusta or Southern Hills. I’m amazed he can even hit a golf ball.
Tiger is mentally the strongest competitor other than Jordan I have seen in my lifetime. He is struggling with his leg, prior back surgeries and the cold and damp weather is very hard on him. You can see him pain but he plays on. I think the Open with the winds and cold will not be kind to him later this year if he still trys to play.
Still, you have to respect the level of performance and what he is enduring to try to play these major. It matters if you do not play competitively and then try to string four solid rounds together.
I do not think I have seen a golf course change as much in twenty four hours as that one did from Friday’s weather to Saturdays. Should be good round with lot’s players at top shooting for their first win.
It was great to see Tiger play! At the same time I felt sorry for him when I noticed him limping Thursday and Friday. It’s a miracle he made the cut. The par 3’s tore him up Friday. I hope he’s able to get back in shape where he can play without the limp and concentrate on golf and smile.