Just sayin…

Jordan Spieth hit 3 of 14  fairways in the final round, yet played the last five holes 5-under. He also had five straight one-putts beginning on the 13th hole to lock up the 146th Open Championship.

He is the greatest putter and worst driver in the history of major championship golf.

Seve and Tiger finish #2 and #3 in my book for great putters/bad drivers in majors. But Spieth takes the prize. He also proves that putting is the single most important skill a competitive golfer must have in order to become truly great.

4 thoughts on “Just sayin…

  1. George Stark

    and chipping/sand play. He chipped in for par from an unbelievable lie during the open. He also holes out from bunkers at an incredibly high rate.

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  2. Allan Jamieson

    Amen to that! Before putting stats were expressed as strokes gained or putts per GIR, Golfweek magazine would put total putts in the results column next to the money. I followed that for years and, without fail, the winner each week would have between 103-108 putts for the week, with Calcavecchia at 99 one week.

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