Spieth making positive strides ahead of AT&T Byron Nelson

5 months ago

Golfer Jordan Spieth has said that “everything is falling into place” heading into this year’s AT&T Byron Nelson tournament at Trinity Forest in Dallas. The 24-year-old has struggled to find his best form so far in 2018, finishing T41 (+2) at last week’s Players Championship at Sawgrass.

Every season brings higher expectations for youngster Jordan Spieth, and having won three majors and a total of 11 PGA Tour events over the last few years, the Texan rarely fails to deliver. 2018 however, has been a difficult year for Spieth, and his usual consistency has been lacking. Fans have seen the best of Spieth at the Masters (3rd) and Houston Open (T3), but disappointing performances at the Phoenix Open, Valspar Championship, and Zurich Open have seen the 24-year-old fail to make the cut.

Spieth is looking to put his season back on track this week at the Trinity Forest Golf Club in his hometown of Dallas – a links style course that has been newly added to the PGA Tour this year.

“I feel as good about my game right now as I have this entire year and even a lot of last year – good things are coming,”  said Spieth at his pre-tournament press conference.

“I’ve stayed the course. Had a lot of patience recently. Everything is starting to fall in place.

“Everyone goes through kind of peaks and valleys with different parts of their game.

“I got a little off in set-up in alignment with short game shots and putting and really starting to progress nicely, starting to see my lines better. Whether putts have gone in or not I’ve had better strokes.”

Spieth is yet to win at a PGA Tour tournament in 2018, but admitted that he has enjoyed playing with Tiger Woods in recent weeks.

“I was very comfortable on Sunday with Tiger. I felt like I didn’t get a lot of good numbers,” he said.

“I had a lot of in between numbers on shots. Some putts that were — the speed was a little off or the line was a little off.

“I was as comfortable as I’ve been in a pretty relatively uncomfortable type of situation this entire year, including even playing well at the Masters.”

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