Saturday, 2 April 2016

Jordan Needs a Big Sunday

Tomorrow is going to be a big day for Jordan Spieth.  With the Masters looming large, Jordan needs a big day tomorrow to give him some confidence leading into Augusta.  He sits five back and needs to straighten out his iron play.  If he can, and the putts start dropping, he just might head down Magnolia Lane ready to add another Major to his resume.

After a brilliant start to the season in Hawaii, Jordan has simply not been the player he was last year.  However, we know there are horses for courses and Jordan has very quickly established that Augusta National is his kind of course.  

Last year I picked Jordan to win the Masters.  It wasn't a particularly difficult pick given his performance there the year before and his great play leading into the tournament.  This year it's a much different story.  But there are tournaments and there are Major tournaments.  The Majors are a different animal altogether.  And Mr. Spieth has proven that he can handle the pressure of a Major.

I hope Jordan has a big day tomorrow.  If not, I think the smart money has to be on Bubba, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel, and Jason Day.  They are the guys with the hot hand and, other than Day, the knowledge that they can win a green jacket.

You have to think tomorrow is a big day for Phil as well.  At six back, if he makes a run, you have to think he'll be believing he can get the job done again at the Masters.  What a story that would be.