Spieth Emerges From The Golfing Darkness At Bethpage Black

It has been far too long since the name ‘Jordan Spieth’ appeared so high-up on the leader board in a Major Championship.

The three-time Major winning Spieth looks to have finally emerged from a downturn in his game to produce rounds of 69 and 66 to be the early clubhouse leader on day two of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Park.

Speith went out in the year’s second Major, and the one Major he needs to win to become the sixth member of golf’s ‘Grand Slam Club’, to be one-par with one birdie and two bogeys over his opening seven holes but then stormed home with five birdies over his closing 11 holes.

And after posting six one putts in the course of those 11-holes, Spieth spoke of the improvement in his putting.

“I’ve really cleared my setup, especially inside of ten, 12 feet. I feel more comfortable. My eyes are seeing where the putter is pointed so I can be reactive to the correct line,” he said,

“It seems easy, but when that gets off, golf is pretty difficult and that’s where I’ve been the last year and a half. Now the putter is certainly better. The rest of the game, I’m able to stay a little more patient and just try and hit greens in regulation and I can shoot more consistent rounds.

“My bunker play has actually been less than stellar for my expectations, but it’s been really nice. I noticed that today when I was in them, I hit a few really good ones and one that kind of made a good putt that makes the bunker stats look good, but all in all, it’s better to be in the bunkers than the rough out here.”

Since capturing the 2017 Open at Royal Birkdale, Spieth has contested six Majors and with a best of 3rd behind Tiger Woods earlier this year at Augusta National.

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