Sports Spieth makes quadruple-bogey 9, misses cut at Nelson

03:36  20 may  2017
03:36  20 may  2017 Source:   theScore

Hahn's 64 gives him 54-hole lead at Byron Nelson

  Hahn's 64 gives him 54-hole lead at Byron Nelson Hahn's 64 gives him 54-hole lead at Byron NelsonHahn settled for a 12-under 198 total after his eagle chance at the 16th and a birdie putt at 17 both stopped just inches short. He was a stroke ahead of Billy Horschel, who birdied his last three holes for a 66 to take second place alone.

WATCH: Jordan Spieth makes disastrous quadruple - bogey 9 at 15th hole. The usually exemplary putter then uncharacteristically missed that short one, too, resulting in a dreaded quadruple - bogey 9 . He would go on to get one shot back with a birdie at 16, finishing the day with a three-over 75.

– Jordan Spieth ’s nightmare at Augusta National continues. The 23-year-old famously made quadruple bogey on No. 12 in last year’s final round of the Masters as part of a collapse from a back- nine five-shot lead to a T-2 finish.

<span style=Jordan Spieth can say it's been his putting that's been letting him down lately, but there might be bigger issues than just the flatstick. " src="/upload/images/real/2017/05/20/span-style-font-size-13px-jordan-spieth-can-say-its-been-his-putting-thats-been-letting-him-down-lat_836647_.jpg" /> © Ray Carlin/USA TODAY Sports Jordan Spieth can say it's been his putting that's been letting him down lately, but there might be bigger issues than just the flatstick. 

Jordan Spieth can say it's been his putting that's been letting him down lately, but there might be bigger issues than just the flatstick.

Spieth had a roller-coaster front nine Friday at the Byron Nelson, shooting a 1-over-par 36, which included three birdies, four bogeys, and two pars.

However, the Texan was still well within the cut line when he arrived at the par-5 16th, but that's when it all came apart for the two-time major winner.

Jordan Spieth explains problems with his game

  Jordan Spieth explains problems with his game Later this year the shelves of the cereal section of your local supermarket will be stacked with boxes of Wheaties featuring Jordan Spieth’s image. Right now the young Texan’s sterling short game could use a bowl of the Breakfast of Champions. Ahead of Thursday’s start of the AT&T Byron Nelson, and coming off a missed cut in last week’s Players Championship, the two-time major winner is searching for a spark to turn around a game that has been “in a bit of a lull” the past six weeks. It hasn’t been for the lack of neglect or attention to detail. Sometimes, Spieth said, you just have to wait. “I struck the ball beautifully this year and kind of … I haven't really figured out,” Spieth said at TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas. “Just been a little off on the greens. I really like the work that I've been consistently putting in and just has yet to kind of start firing like it has in the past.” MORE GOLF: It’s not that Spieth, 23, has been a dud this season. The world No. 6 won his ninth PGA Tour title in February at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, has four other top-10s this year and was just two shots off the lead going into the final round of the Masters before a 75 dropped him into a tie for 11th. But for much of the year, Spieth — who has missed two of his last four cuts — has been searching for one part of his game or another to kick in. “The problem this year so far has been my opening rounds. I just haven't had it.

As expected, Spieth was up to the challenge, hit the green, and parred the hole. He won’t make another quad at Augusta for another 30 years, right? From there he managed to get it on the putting surface, but then uncharacteristically three-putted for a quadruple - bogey nine .

Not wanting to make the same mistake again, his fifth shot (after taking a drop) flew the green. From there, he chipped on and had a second straight three-putt. The damage added up to a nine , giving Spieth quadruple bogeys in consecutive Masters rounds.

The 23-year-old was forced to re-tee twice on the hole, after his first two drives finished out of bounds.

Spieth played his sixth shot toward the left side of the fairway, and then wedged his seventh up near the green, where it would take him two more attempts to get down.

In the end, it was a quadruple-bogey nine for Spieth, the second time he's done that this season.

Spieth hit just 42 percent of the fairways and half of the greens in regulation on Friday en route to a 75.

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