Jor­dan Spi­eth

Golf Australia - - MASTERS 2018 -

Like Bubba says, it’s all about the tee shot. The nar­row fair­way slopes left-to-right and the trees cut in both sides. I hit driver to the flat spot then a wedge or 9-iron. Two pins you can get at where the ball feeds down are front right or mid­dle left. I’ll aim at the oth­ers only if I have a good yardage.


Some days the green is reach­able in two, some days it’s not. I try to miss in a lo­ca­tion where it’s an eas­ier up- and- down. For the back left pin, you can be way right and pitch across. Miss left and you don’t have a chance. All the par 5s at Au­gusta are about miss­ing it in the right lo­ca­tion.


I try to drive it down the right. If it turns over I’ll get more dis­tance and if it doesn’t it’s bet­ter than be­ing left. Into the green it’s the op­po­site for me than Bubba. The lie en­cour­ages a left-to-right shot but the green also goes left to right so you have to turn one right-to-left to hold it on there.


I try to hit a big hook with the driver or 3-wood. It’s tricky; I have to com­mit to my start line well to the right. I usu­ally have a 7-iron in and I like to play a lit­tle hold shot – a left-to-right shot. That green pitches back-to-front but it seems to putt quicker to the back, so that’s also odd.


The wind swirls in the trees but once the ball gets to its peak tra­jec­tory, it’ll get hit by what­ever the di­rec­tion is on the day. So play it over the cen­tre bunker and hit the green. If I get a good num­ber to any of the pins on a calm day, other than the Sun­day right pin, I’ll go at it with a short iron.


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