AUGUSTA, Ga. – Some scratches on the head. Several theaters.
“Something typical of me at the Masters,” Jordan Spieth said through a laugh.
A triple trunk from the trees, a lucky chip-in for the eagle and a plethora of well-hit shots added a score below 1 for 71 for Spieth in the opening round at Augusta National.
Cruising the day at 1 to below, Spieth blew into the right trees on the ninth hole. Instead of going out on the waterway, he decided to take a risk – trying to keep the driveway low through the trees and chase him near the greenery. Instead, his shot bounced off the tree and ended up behind him. From there he came to the green, set at 5 meters and triple for triple.
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“I think you live and study,” Spieth said. “It’s hard to swallow, because knowing that a golf course is very difficult, and I was under 1, hit it to the waterway, do something stupid, you are equal in the equalizer, that’s a pretty good result. But unfortunately, I’m still in that regime under 18 since last week “- his winning overall result at the Valero Texas Open, where he ended a nearly four-year drought without a win -” and I’m trying to capitalize and get every possible blow.
“Luckily, I somehow got away with it and I’m still in the tournament.”
In fact, Spieth returned from 15 bird bases to 10, and then added four more pariahs to sustain. On par-5 15th, he inserted a 6-iron in the middle of the greenery – “I can’t tell you when was the last time I had a 6-iron in that hole” – but he slid it over his back. The ball sank slightly into the edge and the wedge bounced into the ball.
“I was shocked by the strike,” he said.
His terrain didn’t turn, he started racing down the slope, picking up speed, then rammed into a needle for the incredible Eagle-3.
“I mean, the idea was to run it online, and it was very, very happy,” he said. “Probably the happiest break I’ve ever had here, if not anywhere, because it was a break of at least three strokes. How many shots I hit, it was another meter earlier in the round, it was more than made up for. “
Two parsasis closures gave Spieth 71 his intention to win another green jacket. He is six bullets behind leader Justin Rose.
“I’m glad the course is solid if you come back with six after one round,” Spieth said. “So I’m not going to focus on Rosey. It’s a hell of a round. I will only assume that this golf course will be equally demanding if you choose your seats. “