Jordan Spieth has always been a vocal player on the course. Whether it be assessing the shot and situation at hand or chatting it up with his playing partners, he’s a guy that’s always talking.
While playing the eighth hole during his first-round at the U.S. Open on Thursday Spieth found some trouble and FOX picked up a not so great soundbite.
The trouble began off the tee for Spieth as his ball ran out too far and fell off the cliff. After taking a drop he stepped to his approach shot and air-mailed the green finding the thick rough. After the approach, Spieth let his caddie Michael Greller know exactly how he felt about the situation saying “two perfect shots, Michael, you got me in the water on one and over the green on the other.”
As you can imagine, Twitter went after Spieth pretty hard.
This is never a good look for a player, it doesn’t matter the situation. There are two ways of looking at it, however. These players have their yardages and irons down to a science that us normal people can’t really fathom. Spieth and Greller assessed the shot and the wind and Greller gave him the greenlight in both scenarios. Spieth simply flushed both shots and was penalized.
On the other hand, Greller is the guy handing the clubs over, not swinging them.
When it was all said and done the damage wasn’t too bad for Spieth. He went on to get up-and-down from over the green sinking a 10-foot bogey putt. He is currently in a tie for 85th at 2-over as he plays the 13th hole at Pebble Beach.