Jordan Spieth admits that the frustration of missing a cut at The Masters helped inspire him to win the RBC Heritage of the PGA Tour at Harbor Town Golf Club in South Carolina.
The 2015 Masters champion missed the season’s opening major cut last week, the first time he did so on eight tours in August, and the reverse proved the catalyst for the 28-year-old Texan to reset his game.
Speaking after winning his 13th PGA Tour title, Spith said: “I’ve never missed a cut at the Masters before and rarely had a chance to win the weekend, so I hate it. This is the worst feeling I can have as a golfer. I was really hitting it, really good and honestly didn’t feel like I deserved to miss that cut. It was a real shock, and it forced me to hit the reset button. “
He added: “I needed a lot to go right this week, and fortunately it happened. I needed to do my 18th birdie, then some help from other players and one play-off after another ended up where I lay in the bunker. Staying, though not great, was definitely better than Patrick. So it’s a little bit amazing, but I definitely felt like I was putting myself in a hole-to-hole position to win a golf tournament this week. “
In a densely populated final round leaderboard, there was a seven-sided tie for third place, where Cam Davis, Shane Lori, Matt Cooker, Jetty Poston, Sep Straka, Harold Werner and Cameron Young finished shots at 12 under.
Lori Leading the field after 13 holes during the final round, but a double bogey on par-three 14, where he found water after racing a second shot chip over the green, saw his first attempt to win the tournament after the 2019 Open short
Jordan Spith’s winning gear
Driver: Titlelist TSi3 (10 °)
Fairway wood: Title TS2 (15)
Driving Iron: Titlelist T200 (20)
Iron: Titlelist T100 (4-9)
Bottom: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46 °, 52 °, 56 °), Titleist Vokey Prototype (60)
Potter: Scotty Cameron Circle T009
Say: Titlelist Pro V1x