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What’s going on with Jordan Spieth’s putting? GolfWRX members discuss.

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As Shakespeare wrote, “Something is rotten in the Texas wunderkind’s putting stroke.” Maybe it was “Something is rotten in Denmark.” Regardless…

Jordan Spieth is, as we know, not rolling the rock well and is having his worst putting season since turning pro in 2012.

Spieth is currently 192nd in strokes gained: putting. Although, to be fair, he had sporadic difficulties with the flatstick last year when he finished 42nd in the category. From 2014-2016, he wasn’t worse than 20th.

GolfWRX members are keen to discuss what’s going on with Spieth on the green (figures are from before the final tally for the Fort Worth Invitational).

flopshotscott started a thread dedicated to the subject

“Currently, for the 2018 PGA Tour Season, JS is ranked 190th in strokes gained putting, while he is ranked 2nd in Strokes Gained tee-to-green (everywhere else).

“Jordan Spieth is the second best golfer on tour until it gets to the green, yet his best finishes are 3rd at the masters and T3 the week before that.

“As a big Spieth fan, the only part that really bothers me is how he fails to really admit that he has a problem. Is there not a big problem? Will it just go away as he gets amped for the rest of major season? How long do these ruts last, or is this like other cases of the yips that won’t go away?”

Mjen43 points to confidence and variance

“I don’t think he has the yips, as I haven’t seen any evidence of an actual yipped out stroke. He just seems to not be making much and has lost some confidence. At this point I’d just chalk it up to an extended case of variance.”

BNGL says belief is key

“Part of playing at this level is thinking you’re the best no matter what the numbers say. I guarantee if anyone here is noticing. Jordan is more than aware of his decencies.

“Vijay when he went in that tear of a season with 9 wins, told himself he’s the world’s best putter before every putt (even though he isn’t even close). Gotta believe.”

Eagle1997 says let’s tap the brakes

“1/2 a year does not a season make. Let’s revisit the discussion after this year’s Open. I think he’s still playing catch-up after the early season bout with mono.”

Ghostwedge says

“He’s over-thinking this putting thing. Don’t remember him taking this much time with putts when he was draining everything. If i was Greller, i?d take that greens book away from him.”

Of course, as WRXer ibanesto suggested, Spieth could always try this method on the green…

What do you think, GolfWRX members? What’s are you seeing in Spieth’s putting stroke, and what remedy do you suggest (if any)?

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  1. gunmetal

    May 30, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Haney says very adamantly that he does have the yips and that he’s witnessed a yip in his wrist countless times last season and obviously this season it’s gotten even worse. The strange thing is that the yips usually only present themselves on short putts and JS hasn’t ever been a very good short putter. Where he dominates is 10-25 feet but he’s just not making any of those this year.

  2. Bob Parson Jr.

    May 30, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Oh, so the Cameronites are not going to blame the putter? They are quick to give victories to Cameron, specially when the Douche of California is not the one swinging the club. Barf!

  3. Man

    May 29, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Putting is not the problem. His ball striking and proximity to the green in hot situations is what’s putting pressure on having to get up and down more often, is the true problem. He needs to get his hybrid and iron play in order. His putting is the same, if he can just get his GIR up.

  4. Kata dan Cerita

    May 28, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    hopefully he’s always okay,.

  5. Deacon Blues

    May 28, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Reduce or eliminate the forward press, which hurts the consistency of his stroke (especially on short putts). Phil putts much better these days with a reduced forward press.

  6. Hoople

    May 28, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    If you look at video down the line from the front, Jordon is standing one to two inches further away from the ball then when he putted great. Close the gap and speed and line will get back to normal.

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Is this the strangest putting stroke ever seen on the PGA Tour?

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When it comes to putting, we all have our own little quirks and techniques, but during The American Express, one golfer took it to the next level displaying the oddest putting stroke you’ll see for some time.

Mark Hubbard was on his final hole during the second round of the event and knew that he was heading home from the event – comfortably missing the cut.

With that freedom in mind, Hubbard decided to have some fun and faced with a 10-foot putt for par, the 31-year-old hunched over – after doing an Elvis style little move – and placed his pinky just above the hosel.

Check out the bizarre moment here.

Hubbard missed the putt, and it was a moment that had golf fans on the Twittersphere truly baffled.


 

This is not a putting stroke I can see catching on!

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How much each player won at the 2021 American Express

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Si-Woo Kim finished strong on Sunday to snatch victory at The American Express, and along with his third title on tour, the Korean takes home $1.2 million in prize money. Patrick Cantlay came up just short despite an incredible fourth-round run, and for his efforts, the 28-year-old earned $730,300.

With a total prize purse of $6.7 million up for grabs, here’s a look at how much each player who made the cut earned at the 2021 American Express.

1: Si Woo Kim, -23, $1,206,000

2: Patrick Cantlay, -22, $730,300

3: Cameron Davis, -21, $462,300

4: Tony Finau, -19, $328,300

T-5: Abraham Ancer, -15, $247,900

T-5: Michael Thompson, -15, $247,900

T-5: Doug Ghim, -15, $247,900

T-8: Ben An, -14, $189,275

T-8: Paul Casey, -14, $189,275

T-8: Francesco Molinari, -14, $189,275

T-8: Brian Harman, -14, $189,275

T-12: Henrik Norlander, -13, $137,350

T-12: Rory Sabbatini, -13, $137,350

T-12: Sungjae Im, -13, $137,350

T-12: Chase Seiffert, -13, $137,350

T-16: Bo Hoag, -12, $102,175

T-16: Chris Kirk, -12, $102,175

T-16: Ryan Armour, -12, $102,175

T-16: Gary Woodland, -12, $102,175

T-16: Russell Knox, -12, $102,175

T-21: Kramer Hickok, -11, $58,625

T-21: Branden Steele, -11, $58,625

T-21: Rickie Fowler, -11, $58,625

T-21: John Huh, -11, $58,625

T-21: Brandon Hagy, -11, $58,625

T-21: Andrew Putnam, -11, $58,625

T-21: Luke List, -11, $58,625

T-21: Talor Gooch, -11, $58,625

T-21: Matt Jones, -11, $58,625

T-21: Richy Werenski, -11, , $58,625

T-21: Max Homa, -11, $58,625

T-32: Kyle Stanley, -10, $38,257

T-32: James Hahn, -10, $38,256

T-32: Kyoung-Hoon Lee, -10, $38,257

T-32: Auastin Cook, -10, $38,257

T-32: Adam Hadwin, -10, $38,190

T-37: Bronson Burgoon, -9, $31,257

T-37: Adam Schenk, -9, $31,257

T-37: Emiliano Grillo, -9, $31,257

T-40: Josh Teater, -8, $25,125

T-40: Alex Noren, -8, $25,125

T-40: Jamie Lovemark, -8, $25,125

T-40: Rhein Gibson, -8, $25,125

T-40: Matthew Wolff, -8, $25,125

T-40: Roger Sloan, -8, $25,125

T-40: Tyler McCumber, -8, $25,125

T-47: Nick Taylor, -7, $17,777.34

T-47: Rob Oppenheim, -7, $17,777.34

T-47: Sam Ryder, -7, $17,777.33

T-47: Martin Laird, -7, $17,777.33

T-47: Brian Stuard, -7, $17,777.33

T-47: Harry Hall, -7, $17,777.33

53: Patton Kizzire, -6, $16,147

T-54: Charl Schwartzel, -5, $15,812

T-54: Wyndham Clark, -5, $15,812

T-56: Ben Martin, -4, $15,410

T-56: Tyler Duncan, -4, $15,410

T-56: Cameron Tringale, -4, $15,410

T-56: Erik van Rooyen, -4, $15,410

T-60: Jimmy Walker, -3, $15,008

T-60: Vaughn Taylor, -3, $15,008

T-62: Hank Lebioda, -2, $14,740

T-62: Zach Johnson, -2, $14,740

T-64: Andrew Landry, -1, $14,338

T-64: David Hearn, -1, $14,338

T-64: Will Gordon, -1, $14,338

T-64: Sebastian Cappelen, -1, $14,338

68: Nelson Ledesma, E, $14,003

69: Adam Long, +1, $13,869

70: Doc Redman, +2, $13,735

71: Maverick McNealy, +3, $13,601

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‘Angry Golfers’ – Pro golfers visit anger management in hilarious Euro tour video

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The European Tour has produced many memorable pieces of content over the past couple of years – but they have just outdone themselves with their latest video: ‘Angry Golfers’.

Filmed in Abu Dhabi, the video stars Tommy Fleetwood who hosts a group therapy session for some golfers looking to lose their temper on the course: Matt Wallace, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Eddie Pepperell, and of course, Tyrrell Hatton.

Check out the funny video below.

Here’s what some of our members have been saying about the video in our forums:

  • Matty01984: “More amazing work from the European Tour social media team!”
  • Frankensteins Monster: “Bloody brilliant.”
  • gators78: “Whatever this strategic partnership/alliance/cuddle buddy deal is between the PGA Tour and the Euro Tour, the PGAT should launch their entire social media staff and use the Euro Tours. Their stuff is just miles better.”

We can only hope we don’t have too long to wait for more great stuff from the Euro Tour content committee!

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