Agony at Augusta

Frank,

What a finish at the Masters. In your opinion what do you think happened to Jordan Spieth?

— Carl, Chicago

Carl,

You are right it was an extraordinary finish. First let us not forget how well Danny Willett played and he deserves to be congratulated for a great win.  

As far as Jordan’s collapse (crash) is concerned, it was agonizing to watch.

If we asked him to go out today and repeat the second shot on the 12th  hole, I don’t think he would be able to replicate it without trying a dozen times or more. It is just not a shot easily found in his bag.

The mind is a powerful thing and it must have started to needle him after the two previous bogeys. The most amazing thing is that after this crash he got up, brushed himself off and didn’t give up. This is the sign of a champion and he has many more wins in his bag. Jordan is a superstar, as is Danny and they will be in a tight race next year.

It’s important to never give up and continue to follow your dreams. This is a theme that runs throughout my new book “Banshee” a true story about my sailing adventure with a friend in our 25-foot sailboat with the intent of circumnavigating the globe in 1963 without the benefits of modern technology. I wrote the book and shared the story to inspire others. Click here to learn more.

Frank

 

3 thoughts on “Agony at Augusta

  1. Jordan is a super talented, ultra competitive, and well adjusted, 22 year old – human. I personally think he learned more about himself through the trial, than by merely cruising to another green jacket. He seemed to go into hyper mode, but finished well, especially in the interviews. No excuses and no pouting. He wasn’t hitting the ball particularly well all day but almost won anyway. Jack was 2nd in majors almost as many as he won. Spieth will be a most positive ambassador for our fine game for many years.

  2. I’d be interested in your comments on Brandon DeChambeau’s unique equipment; i.e., all shafts the same length. It seems like it might eliminate one of golf’s many variables. Thanks.

  3. I think Jordan over-reacted to the two bogeys and wanted a birdie. He could have bailed right with his tee shot and taken a sure 4 and probably a 3. But, it would have taken the birdie out of play. Bad thought process, followed, as you say Frank, by a bad swing.

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