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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Good Putting Can Cover a Multitude of Sins

Once again, Jordan Spieth, despite fighting his swing and driving it all over the map, demonstrated the power of the putter in the third round of Lord Byron's tournament.  The putter can cover a multitude of sins as we saw Jordan have 11 one-putt greens.  

However, Koepka also made some terrific putts down the stretch to save pars and takes a two shot lead into the final round.  It's still anyone's tournament tomorrow.  But one has to think that Jordan will have to find a way to hit some fairways if he hopes to win.  The missed putt for par on 18 for Spieth proves that you can only ride a hot putter so long.  Eventually wild driving will catch you out.  

Meanwhile, Sergio lurks at three back.  His putting was nothing to write home about today.  But tomorrow could be another story.  It's nice to see Bud Cauley in the hunt as well, swinging great.  Tomorrow should provide plenty of excitement as Koepka looks to win for the second time, Sergio hopes to win another title at Mr. Nelson's event, Bud Cauley looks to secure his playing rights after coming back from shoulder surgery, and Jordan Spieth looks to quickly put the Masters behind him and work at catching Jason Day.

Spieth looks much more in control of his emotions.  Unfortunately, he is anything but in control of his driver.  The putter is a powerful weapon.  But it isn't going to save you every time.  Let's hope Jordan can find something before he tees it up tomorrow.