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Saturday, 26 September 2015

The Kid is Back

Jordan Spieth is back.  I thought his round of 66 on Friday was one of his best rounds of the year.  How he managed to shoot that score, on that track, the way he struck the ball, is hard to fathom.  But once again, we withessed an animated and determined Jordan Spieth on Saturday at East Lake.  Undaunted by the conditions, and some imperfect ball-striking, Spieth ground out another great round to chase down and secure the lead from Henrik Stenson.

After missing two cuts on the bounce and having issues with his putting that might have left some of us with some doubts, Spieth has now recovered the magic touch with the flat stick and his short game in general.  He looks like he's going to be tough to beat on this brute of a track, made even more brutal by the soggy conditions. 

It's surely going to be all about keeping your focus, scrambling, and holing putts tomorrow.  Sounds like exactly what we've seen from young Mr Spieth all week; and most of this year for that matter.  I'm not a betting man; but if I was, I'd be putting a few quid on the kid.  It would be a great exclamation point to put on a wonderful season by Spieth, somewhat over-shadowed by Jason Day's late-season brilliance.  

If Jordan pulls it off--and there's a good chance he will--there won't be any question about who will be voted the player of the year.  This kid is something very special.