Here’s a picture of Jordan Spieth’s scorecard from today (Saturday, May 22, 2010):
Does this ball striking look familiar? I see this type of ball striking stats in my own game and the game of some of my junior and tournament golfers. The stat I don’t see often, with this type of ball striking, is the 24 putts needed. This clearly shows how well he either, chipped/pitched and/or putted. How many of you are capable of shooting 67 when hitting 4 fairways and 9 greens?
How many of you are disciplined enough to spend time away from the range and focus on your short game even after a day like this? All the time and preparation that wedge play and putting takes, shows it’s true benefits on days like this. To be able to score well on our off days is the sign of a golfer that can win a four day tournament.
This is powerful reminder of where your practice needs to be focused at the higher levels.
As a reminder, this is from a high school golfer. Youngest to have chance to win a PGA Tour event in a long time.