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Jordan Spieth: What went wrong in his game?

Jordan Spieth struggles to get on the top of his game

The pressure is high for pro golfers to consistently stay at the top of their game, and no one knows this more than Jordan Spieth. Most fans would have thought that Spieth would bag 40 PGA TOUR events to his name, but Spieth winning twice a year for two decades has become one of the worst propositions in golf.

For the last three years Jordan Spieth has had his struggles while on the courses. When Speith first began he was on top, further cementing himself as one of the best contenders in the sport. He won five times in 2015, two more in 2016, and another three in 2017, which totals to three majors under his belt. 

Let’s have an insight of his overall PGA Tour profile after seven full seasons as a professional.

PGA Tour events: 181 | Wins: 11 (6%) | Best win: Masters, U.S. Open, The Open

Top 10s: 63 (35%) | Top 25s: 108 (60%)

These are impressive numbers, however things do look a bit grim when looking at the perspective that Spieth won his 11th PGA Tour events in his 121st attempt at the 2017 Open Championship. 

When you try to look at the comparison between Jordan Spieth and Rory Mcllroy you will see that Spieth’s top five and top 20 percentage intertwined nicely with that of Mcllroy who has won at a slightly more efficient clip.

Then you begin to beg the question: What went wrong for Jordan Spieth? Over the last couple of years Spieth’s Official World Golf Ranking has been a little unsatisfactory compared to where he used to be. Jordan Spieth is currently No. 56. The worst run Mcllroy has had was in 2010 where he ranked No. 13. He has not gone below the top 50 in the world since he entered in 2008. 

There could be several reasons to why Spieth has been having a tough time getting his game together, but one of the most glaring is that his ball-strike technique could use some work. If Spieth works on that technique he could make his way to raising his rank.

To this date there has only been 14 Americans who has won more majors than Spieth: 

  • Jack Nicklaus (18) 
  • Tiger Woods (15)
  • Ben Hogan (9) 
  • Arnold Palmer (7)
  • Lee Trevino (6)
  • Phil Mickelson (5)
  • Byron Nelson (5) 
  • Brooks Koepka (4) 

Although Spieth is in the middle of a struggle, there is no denying the talent and skills that have caused him to come away victorious at the Augusta, Royal Birkdale, and a U.S. Open. Golf fans all over the world would love to see Jordan Spieth get back on top.

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