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Friday, 22 January 2016

Careful Jordan

There was an interesting clip of Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy on the putting green just prior to the beginning of the second round in Abu Dhabi.  Rory was watching Jordan putt, and the two were chatting amiably.  It was quite unusual to see right before they were about to tee off, and Rory certainly seemed to be interested in what Jordan was doing.

The announcers weren't sure about whether it was a good practice from a psychological standpoint for two players to be so friendly prior to going out to try to beat one another's brains out.  The fact is, however, these young stars really seem to enjoy one another's company on the course.  It's very refreshing to see the friendly atmosphere that surrounds their rounds together.

On the other hand, regarding his putting, one announcer suggested that Jordan be careful not tell Rory too much about what he's doing with the flatstick, suggesting that, if Rory learns to putt like Jordan, "nobody will have a chance."  It's hard to argue with that assessment.