Spieth struggled on the greens but rescued his score with great iron shots ahead of Augusta

Jordan Spieth’s late blitz makes up for trouble on greens ahead of Augusta

  • Jordan Spieth was looking for a 64 or 65 but struggled to get going in Houston
  • Finishing with three straight birdies, Spieth redeemed a modest 68 on Thursday
  • It will give him some confidence ahead of the first major of the season next week

In the preamble to the Houston Open, Jordan Spieth declared he was looking for a 64 or 65 to fire him up for the Masters next week. It certainly did not happen on Thursday.

But an encouraging finish of three straight birdies did rescue a four-under par 68 from the clutches of something far more prosaic, and left him in a positive mood.

‘I’ve been working very hard and started to see some reward,’ said the 24-year-old. ‘It was a 68 that felt more like a 66 to me, given how I struck the ball.’

Spieth struggled on the greens but rescued his score with great iron shots ahead of Augusta
Spieth struggled on the greens but rescued his score with great iron shots ahead of Augusta

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