Masters: Jordan Spieth knocked out the ninth three times, but fought back with a “very lucky” eagle with 15 | Golf news

The revived Jordan Spieth enjoys a “three-stroke break” on the 15th, after running a triple shovel on the ninth, firing a commendable 71, allowing him six shots behind first-round leader Justin Rose at the Masters.

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Jordan Spieth is thinking about how to fight the triple trifle of the middle circle, bringing one to 71, in tough conditions, at The Masters.

Jordan Spieth is thinking about how to fight the triple trifle of the middle circle, bringing one to 71, in tough conditions, at The Masters.

Jordan Spieth admitted he rode his luck and got out of the mess from the ninth hole before returning to an argument in a fun first round at the Masters.

The revived Spieth, who collected his first silverware at nearly four years at the Texas Open on Sunday, retaliated with a three-pointer in the back hole of the top nine and scored one under 71, one of just a dozen players under the card at Augusta National.

The 2015 champion confidently started with the birds on the second and eighth, on both sides of the mind on the fourth, but pulled his drive deep into the pines at nine and his brave, initial attempt to escape through the narrowest distance between the trees did not go according to plan.

Spieth enjoyed

Spieth enjoyed a “lucky” chip-in for the eagle at 15 years old

Spieth’s ball bounced off the tree just a few feet in front of him and headed left, but he managed to pass his third a few feet from the green and leaned a meter and a half, only it took him three strokes to land when he fell. that will limit the damage to a bogey-five.

But he responded with a 20-foot kick for the birdie at 10, before enjoying another piece of luck in the long 15, where he threw an eagle over the back of the green, even though he would have found water had the ball not hit his hole.

“In a tree that hit, if I missed that tree, I thought the worst case was that it would hit some branches and somehow go through it,” Spieth said as he explained his thought process in the ninth.

“I didn’t want to get a lot against punches. I thought I was going to get 60 or 70 yards and score, and that’s why I made that decision.

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“But it’s so hard when you get up and look at a tree like a right-hander and try to miss it on the right. I think you live and study. It’s hard to swallow because knowing how a golf course is very hard and I was below level, hit it on waterway, do stupid things, you are equal on the turn, that’s a pretty good result.

“But unfortunately, I’m still in that 18-inch mode from last week and I’m trying to take advantage and get every kick I can. Luckily, I somehow got away with it and I’m still in the tournament.

“I just reset the target. I had to try to hit three greens in regulation 10, 11, 12, and from there we have two pair-fives. So the plan was to hit two under the back. I have a pretty short memory here, especially in the first rounds, so it’s easier to settle in. “

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Jordan Spieth’s ambitious attempt to get out of the trees returned the blow in a spectacular way, as he narrowly avoided being hit as his ball went farther from the hole.

Jordan Spieth’s ambitious attempt to get out of the trees returned the blow in a spectacular way, as he narrowly avoided being hit as his ball went farther from the hole.

Spieth returned to the red numbers with his chip-in for a three-pointer 15, a shot he described as “probably the happiest break I’ve ever got here, if not anywhere!”

“The idea was to hit it off online, but it was very, very happy,” he said. “It was at least a three-shot break. If it gets in the water, I drop out and I have to get up and down to make it a three-shot break. If it doesn’t go up and down, it’s seven or worse. How many shots have I hit, and it was a meter earlier in the round, it was more than made up for. “

Spieth was also a bit surprised when he found six shots by Justin Rose, who went from two to seven below, in a remarkable 10-hole section that mocked how hard the track played during the first day.

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Jordan Spieth rode his luck to make an eagle in fifth-fifth Auguste in his first round.

Jordan Spieth rode his luck to make an eagle in fifth to fifth place in Augusta in his first round.

“I’m glad the course is solid if you come back with six after one round,” Spieth added. “So I don’t think I’m going to focus, I mean, on Rosey. It’s a hell of a round. And I’m just guessing this golf course will be just as challenging in the future and pick your seats.”

Spieth ended the day tied for eighth place with Shane Lowry, who enjoyed solid and fast conditions, while describing his 65-year-old playing partner Rose as “a joy to watch”.

“I felt like I played well, I had a few bad mistakes on the 10th and 15th that were a bit silly, but I was very proud of myself the way I was holding up,” the Open champion said.

Shane Lowry said Justin Rose is 65 years old

Shane Lowry said Justin Rose is 65 years old “happy to watch”

“I’ve never seen a course like that, which was great. I loved it. I’ve always wanted to play such an Augusta at the Masters, solid and fast and escape from you. Even though I had a 15-foot on the eighth, a chance for a birdie, and you just trying to lag behind the hole.

“It’s not very pleasant when you do it, but when you look back on it, it was pretty cool.”

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