9m·17m Sosoksok… Spieth ‘Computer Putt’ isn’t dead

Jordan Spieth (USA) was the ‘Golden Boy’ when putting. In 2015, when he won the Masters and US Open in one year, his putts were so hot that they boiled. The number of putts per round in the 2014-2015 season of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour was 27.8, ranking first. For reference, the tour average was 29.17. When he hit the green, the number of putts was also 1.69, ranking first.

However, Spieth’s putts began to lose their sharpness over time, and after winning the Open in 2017, Spieth had to suffer from a championship drought for nearly four years. They won one win each in 2021 and last year, but the explosive power of 7-8 years ago has long since faded.

Spieth showed off his computer putt for the first time in a long time and showed his presence on the green. It was the first round of the PGA Tour Valspa Championship (total prize money of 8.1 million dollars) held at the Copperhead Course (par 71) at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida, on the 17th (Korean time). Spieth hit a 4-under-par 67 with a clean game that included only 4 birdies without a bogey. He aims for his 14th win on the tour in a tie for 4th with the lead and 1 stroke. The Valspar Championship is also a competition that I won in 2015. At that time, I won the Masters a month after winning. This time, expectations are rising ahead of the Masters. 스포츠토토

Spieth, who started from the 10th hole, made a 17m birdie putt on the 15th hole (par 3), drawing the admiration of the galleries. In hole 6 (par 4), he made a 9m birdie. If you add up the successful putt distance during 18 holes, it is over 45m. Spieth said, “The putt feeling came up as I wanted,” and said that it was especially encouraging that he did not miss the 1.2-2.5m par putts. Even though the number of tee shots landed on the fairway only five times, it was the power of putts that made the no-bogey play.

Ryan Brem (USA), who made a hole-in-one on the 17th hole (par 3), is tied for the lead with Adam Schenk (USA) and Stefan Jaeger (Germany) at 5 under par. Ahn Byeong-hoon tied for 7th at 3-under par, and Sam Burns (USA), who is challenging for a third straight victory in this tournament, is tied for 12th at 2-under par with Justin Thomas (USA).

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