BROOKLINE, Mass. — Jordan Spieth, 100 or so yards short of water, a first down behind one of the drooping Massachusetts trees here, and inches left from the knee high stuff, saw none of it, flipped his short iron through, and the build-out behind the 13th green approved.
Then missed the putt. Of course.
Typical Spieth magic. Typical Spieth tragic. These things don't take sick days.
Earlier this week, ahead of Thursday's first round at the U.S. Open, reports had floated around The Country Club that the four-time major champion was fighting a stomach bug. Golf Channel reported that Spieth hit just three balls on the range on Tuesday, played very little after that and was operating at “about 20 percent.” Colt Knost, who also co-hosts GOLF's Subpar podcast, noted on SiriusXM Radio that Spieth was off, according to the Action Network. And at least for a while, something was.