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Will Jordan Spieth Come Back?

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2 hours ago, hoselpalooza said:

watching the memorial now and dottie pepper just answered this question: "jordan spieth, i would say, is back."

agree/disagree?

Too early. I’d say he’s on his way back in that he’s not firing those 79’s in a four round tournament. 

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On 6/1/2019 at 8:02 PM, ChrisP said:

For him, back means winning. So until that starts happening, I say no. But his putting is the key and it looks like he’s putting like he did back in 2015-17.

Not quite, but yes he's close. What I find weird is when he's hitting the ball a mile from the hole he putts like a wizard! When he hits his approaches close, he can't make crap! That happened in the final rounds of the last two tournaments. The way Spieth played the back 9 on Saturday at the Memorial made me think he had a legit shot at it. Sunday, he did nothing! He looked miserable, like a little lost puppy!

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11 hours ago, Buckeyebowman said:

Not quite, but yes he's close. What I find weird is when he's hitting the ball a mile from the hole he putts like a wizard! When he hits his approaches close, he can't make crap! That happened in the final rounds of the last two tournaments. The way Spieth played the back 9 on Saturday at the Memorial made me think he had a legit shot at it. Sunday, he did nothing! He looked miserable, like a little lost puppy!

He actually could have scored a lot worse but made a ton of long par putts. 

He’s always been shaky on short putts. The year he won the British he was missing 3-5 footers left and right that final round the first 12 holes. But he makes up for it by making bombs. 

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I think that my answer to will JS come back is both yes and no.

I think that he will win tournaments, maybe even a major or two; but I don't see him ever being the guy he was in 2015 & 2016 (when he went 1, 1, T4, 2, T2 in majors) and he was "the" guy on the PGA tour after the US Open win.
I think he "failing" to regain that status is two-fold: a) his quirkiness and b) the depth of tour leaders today. Like Tiger (and some others), he has an affinity for Augusta, and an uncanny ability to score there, so he will have a chance there for years to come. I think Pebble will somewhat show where he is, he's won there and he is playing well so it will be a chance to add another major to his total if he can avoid the ugly stretches that we've seen cause him to stumble from opportunities that he's had to win.

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If you really notice, Spieths disappearing game coincides with his magically reappearing hairline. Coincidence? I think not.  If he would have just let nature take its place he would have won 10 majors by now. 

Edited by Groucho Valentine

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Seemed like Spieth was progressing there for a while, but it looks like he’s digressing again the last couple weeks. Today was ugly.

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2 minutes ago, ChrisP said:

Seemed like Spieth was progressing there for a while, but it looks like he’s digressing again the last couple weeks. Today was ugly.

Yeah. Spieth really hard to predict right now. He’s all over the place. Gotta be wearing on his psyche a bit.

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4 hours ago, Vinsk said:

Yeah. Spieth really hard to predict right now. He’s all over the place. Gotta be wearing on his psyche a bit.

His ball striking is just not good. His putter saved him from a possible 78 or worse today. Made some nice putts to go with his awful driving and iron play.

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he's a really great talent, especially with that swing and impeccable putting runs, however i do feel like he's a bit maxed out on his overall ball striking, he's made it work early and has a hall of fame career established

i think he's a great pitcher, but not a great thrower, lot of what if's come to mind with mr speith

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From what I saw, his swing is different.  I believe he messed around with it and now he's confused as to what swing he wants to make.  This is a common problem when you've been winning and then stop winning.  You go searching when all you needed to do was keep everything the same and just remain patient.  I believe this happened to Hunter Mahan as well.

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52 minutes ago, Herkimer said:

 

From what I saw, his swing is different. 

 

Could you please elaborate?

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Long and crooked= some concern.  Short (relative to the top guys) and crooked?  Now that's a tragedy.

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