No. 2 Spieth struggles, barely makes cut
World No. 2 Jordan Spieth only needed a three-putt par at the closing hole to secure a spot for the weekend at the Sony Open in Hawaii. He did one better with a tap-in birdie to shoot a 2-under 68 for a two-day total of 3-under 137. The cut came at 2 under, with 76 golfers making it through.
Spieth said after the round that he struggled on the greens Friday. He needed 33 putts, a far cry from the eight birdies he managed in the opening round. He had a quadruple-bogey 8 at the par-4 eighth on Thursday to kill his positive buzz he built during the opening 18.
He hit it wide left again at No. 8 Friday landing in the trees once more. This time, however, when he hit the tree, the ball bounced back in the fairway, whpch led to a par. That hole owed him one.
Spieth said he had to play a little more conservative coming in to make sure he had a spot in the field today.
“We’ll be firing at the pins over the weekend,” Spieth said. “We’re going to be a lot more aggressive and go as low as we can. Maybe we can get to 16 under and see what happens.”
Jordan Spieth has struggled in the first and second rounds of the Sony Open and barely made the cut.