Jordan Spieth’s Best Shots of 2015
He would know, wouldn’t he?
Spieth’s 2015 saw him bag The Masters and The U.S. Open and five total wins to launch him to the top of the world’s best golfers. He recently spoke to GolfChannel.com after the completion of the Hero World Challenge, Spieth’s last event of 2015 and he listed his four best shots of 2015.
In no particular order…
“Flop shot at Augusta,” Spieth said, referring to the shot he hit on the 18th hole during the third round of the Masters that led to a par save and a four-shot, 54-hole lead. He had just double-bogeyed the 17th hole. The shot was from right of the green, off a downslope, over a bunker to a tight, back pin location. Spieth left himself about seven feet and drained the par-saving putt. Check it out at the 4:30 mark below:
Two more of what Spieth deems as his best shots of 2015 would come the following day.
Putt on No. 1 in the final round. And No. 3. I’d combine those,” he said next. Spieth was referring to Sunday at Augusta National. Leading by four to start the final round of the Masters, Spieth birdied Nos. 1 and 3. The first make, from about 10 feet, matched Justin Rose’s opening birdie and kept Spieth four ahead. The second make, a much more difficult left-to-right curler from about 18 feet, allowed him to reclaim a four-stroke lead after Rose had narrowed it to three.
“Thirteen at the Masters on Sunday.” Spieth was able to two-putt for birdie from about 10 feet, following a 5-iron (off a lie with the ball well above his feet) that landed just over Rae’s Creek and rolled toward the hole.
Three-woods on 18 at Chambers [Bay],” he said, finishing up the recollection. The lone non-Masters shot, this happened in the final round of the U.S. Open. Tied for the lead following a double bogey at the 71st hole, Spieth had to birdie the par-5 18th to have a shot at winning the second leg of the Grand Slam. After a great drive, he hit a 3-wood from 284 yards. The ball raced to the back of the green, caught the slope and funneled within 15 feet of the hole. He two-putted for birdie and won in regulation after Dustin Johnson three-putted the final hole.