If you followed the professional golf circuit in 2015, you might remember the incredible year Jordan Spieth had. The 22-year-old Texan won The Masters, the U.S. Open, finished 2nd in the PGA Championship and 4th in The Open Championship. Some pros would chalk those results up as a great career, much less a single season.
In the first round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club, Spieth showed that he is indeed a human and not an alien life form from the planet “Ace”.
Spieth shot a career-worst 79 to open the tournament. Making all us amateurs weep with jealousy in terms of “career-worst rounds”. Many experts expected him to fall from grace at some point last season, saying the pace he was on was inevitable to decline. So maybe it did finally catch up with Spieth.
However the young pro seemed to have a very optimistic view of his Thursday round (he did comeback and shoot a 68 in the second round on Friday).
“It’s just a day to forget,” he said. “It’s one in, hopefully, every couple of years. In the course of a career, I imagine it’s going to happen. Just unfortunate when it actually does.”
If only we were all so unfortunate.
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