Jordan Spieth: "What in the world is going on?"

Jordan Spieth says he is extremely frustrated with his form on the PGA Tour so far this year on the eve of the 2024 Masters.

Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth admitted he is perplexed by his indifferent form on the PGA Tour this year on the eve of the 2024 Masters.

Spieth faces a battle to make the cut at the Valero Texas Open after opening the tournament with a wildly entertaining 1-over 73. 

His round included five bogeys, four birdies, one double bogey and a hole-in-one at the par-3 16th hole. 

The Texas Open is Spieth's eighth event of the 2024 campaign and thus far he has missed two cuts and even been hit with a DQ. 

His best finish came at The Sentry in January, where he finished third in the limited-field signature stop in Hawaii. 

Crucially for Spieth, he has missed consecutive cuts at the Players and Valspar Championship. 


Just like Rory McIlroy, the American is struggling with his game with the first major at Augusta National on the horizon. 

"It's just like I'm playing so much better than I've been scoring and it doesn't like look like it," Spieth told reporters in Texas. 

He added: "It's hard to explain. I've played way worse and had consecutive top-10s than the missed cuts that I've had. 

"It's just very bizarre. Like my game feels fine and I'm just not getting much out of it. 

"So it's extremely frustrating because I drove the living p--- out of the ball today and I picked the wrong line on 14 and it's the one drive I missed honestly like five, six yards right of where I was looking and then I don't find it. 

"I was like, see, now my driving stats don't look the way they actually feel and I'm 4-over. 

"I'm like, this is not a hard track this afternoon, what in the world is going on? I got a couple nice breaks late that maybe make me feel like the game's not as hard as it's been feeling."

Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth
Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth


After 18 holes at TPC San Antonio, Akshay Bhatia held a three-stroke lead over Brendon Todd and Justin Lower. 

The aforementioned McIlroy posted a bogey-free 3-under 69 in his first tournament round since consulting Tiger Woods' ex-coach Butch Harmon. 

McIlroy confirmed the rumours he was consulting the legendary swing coach earlier in the week. 

He also revealed the hilarious line his daughter Poppy offered when he told her he was leaving for a few days

McIlroy's opening round in Texas also involved this moment where some golf fans accused the Northern Irishman of playing fast and loose with the rules

As for Spieth, he contended patience is the key. 

He continued: "Luckily I've been in these scenarios before where I probably would have been a lot more impatient. 

"I feel like I'm fine at letting things come to me, but, you know, to some extent you get pretty frustrated. So just kind of seems like kind of like a bad blackjack run, you can't get up from the table, and maybe the hole-in-one turns it around a bit. 

"Again, I think I'm being patient and I'm optimistic, it's just I'd like a little bit of a result or two to show with what's felt like a lot better year than it's produced as far as results."

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