Jordan Spieth has played extremely well over the past two weeks with back-to-back Top 5 finishes, a great sight for any Spieth fans out there that have gone so long without seeing him in contention. While Spieth’s strong two-week stretch has propelled him back into the Top 65 of the Official World Golf Rankings, he joined a not so great statistical group on Sunday with his T-3 finish at Pebble Beach.
It was the second straight Sunday that Spieth held the 54-hole lead and it turned into the second straight Sunday he gave away said lead. By not converting his two-shot 54-hole lead at Pebble Beach, Spieth became the first player in eight years to hold a lead heading into two straight Sundays and not win either event.
Jordan Spieth is the first player in 8 years to hold a share of the 54-hole lead in back-to-back weeks on the PGA Tour and not win either tournament. Daniel Summerhays did it in 2013 at the John Deere and Sanderson Farms.
— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf) February 15, 2021
Again, back-to-back Top 5 finishes for Spieth, whose last Top 5 prior to then was the 2019 PGA Championship, is a great sign that something is seriously starting to click. Spieth hasn’t found the winner’s circle since winning The Open in July of 2017, so to see him finally back playing great golf is great for the game.
Golf is better when Spieth is relevant. Who doesn’t want to watch the player that ranks 229th on Tour in driving accuracy try to win a golf tournament?
Some of the responses to Ray’s tweet about Spieth joining the group of players to give away back-to-back 54-hole leads were hysterical.
Hey, I'm having a party later, want to stop by and ruin it?
— Patrick Smith (@Pat_Smith_31) February 15, 2021
Get a life.
— Bill Collins (@wmc754) February 15, 2021