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World’s No. 1 Spieth displays worst performance with 8 over par

World’s No. 1 Spieth displays worst performance with 8 over par

Posted February. 20, 2016 07:32,   

Updated February. 20, 2016 08:04

Jordan Spieth, ranking first in men’s professional golf in the world, succumbed by posting the worst ever first round score at the U.S. PGA Tour. In the first round of the Northern Trust Open held at the Riviera Country Club (par 71) near Los Angeles on Friday, Spieth had only one birdie, but recorded one double bogey and eight bogeys to post 8-over 79. He thus completed the first round by tying for 142nd among 144 players in the tournament, and is close to elimination in the preliminary round.

Previously, Spieth’s worst record on the first day of a PGA Tour event was 77 par that he posted at the U.S. Open in 2013. His worst score in all the rounds was 82 par that he posted in the third round of the Memorial Tournament in 2013.

Spieth, who boasts of precision putting, had a double bogey by playing putting three times with the ball 2.4 meters off the cup at Hole 18 (par 4), as he saw the number of his putting soar to 34. Saying that he had trouble due to the green that became soft due to rainfall the previous day after predicting a hard green, Spieth said, “It was a day that I hope to forget, but I have yet to give up.”

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