Jordan Spieth didn't mince words after his 4-over 74 to open The Barclays.
“I would argue that this was — after the tee shots — the worst round I’ve played in years,” Spieth said Thursday after his round at Plainfield Country Club.
The score was Spieth's worst since an opening-round, 3-over 75 at The Players back in May. Spieth played for the first two days with Jason Day and Rory McIlroy, who made noise throughout the week that the reaction to Spieth's record-setting Masters win was overblown and he was nowhere near done yet. Spieth looked nervous in the opening round and played poorly.
He seemed uncomfortable again on Thursday and didn't perform well. Afterward, Spieth confirmed the Donald Ross-designed course doesn't suit his eye.
"I'm not a big fan of poa annua (a type of grass) greens in general," Spieth said. "I don't seem to putt as well on them. Doesn't mean you can't. And then for me, personally, I struggle with wedges when you have to fly it at least to the hole.
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