Jordan Spieth Becomes First PGA Tour Player In 8 Years To Join This Statistically Depressing Group

jordan spieth blows 54 hole lead back to back weeks

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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.

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.