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The Masters: Jordan Spieth triple-bogeyed the ninth but hit back with ‘very lucky’ eagle at 15

The resurgent Jordan Spieth enjoys a “three-shot break” on the fifteenth after operating up a triple-bogey at the ninth, firing a commendable 71 that left him six photographs behind first-round chief Justin Rose at the Masters.

Last Updated: 09/04/21 1:59am








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Jordan Spieth displays on battling back from a mid-round triple-bogey to card a one-under 71, in powerful situations, at The Masters.

Jordan Spieth displays on battling back from a mid-round triple-bogey to card a one-under 71, in powerful situations, at The Masters.

Jordan Spieth admitted he rode his luck and acquired away with making a large number of the ninth gap earlier than hauling himself back into rivalry in an entertaining first spherical at The Masters.

The resurgent Spieth, who collected his first silverware for nearly 4 years at the Texas Open on Sunday, hit back from a triple-bogey seven on the ultimate gap of the entrance 9 to card a one-under 71, one in every of solely a dozen gamers below the card at Augusta National.

The 2015 champion had made a assured begin with birdies at the second and eighth, both facet of a bogey at the fourth, but he pulled his drive deep into the pines at 9 and his daring, preliminary escape try via the narrowest of gaps between tree trunks didn’t go to plan.

Spieth enjoyed a 'lucky' chip-in for eagle at 15

Spieth loved a ‘fortunate’ chip-in for eagle at 15

Spieth’s ball cannoned off a tree only a few yards in entrance of him and headed left, but he was in a position to thread his third to inside a couple of yards of the inexperienced and pitched to 6 ft, solely to wish three putts to get down when it appeared he would restrict the injury to a bogey-five.

But he responded with a 20-foot putt for birdie at 10 earlier than having fun with one other slice of luck at the lengthy fifteenth, the place he chipped in for eagle from over the back of the inexperienced, though he would have discovered the water had his ball not hit the gap.

“The tree that it hit, if I missed that tree, I thought worst case it’s just going to hit some branches and kind of just go through,” mentioned Spieth as he defined his thought course of at the ninth.

“I wasn’t going to gain a whole lot versus punching straight out. I thought I’d gain 60 or 70 yards and have a wedge in, and that’s why I made that decision.

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“But it is so powerful if you’re standing up wanting right into a tree as a right-hander and attempting to overlook it on the proper facet. Live and study, I feel. It’s powerful to swallow as a result of, understanding the golf course could be very tough and I used to be one below par, punch it to the fairway, you make a bogey, you are at even par at the flip, that is a fairly good rating.

“But unfortunately, I’m still in that 18-under mode from last week and trying to capitalise on and gain every stroke I can. Luckily, I’ve kind of got away with that and I’m still in the tournament.

“I simply reset a objective. I needed to attempt to hit three greens in regulation on 10, 11, 12, and from there we’ve got acquired two par-fives. So the plan was to shoot two below on the back. I’ve a fairly quick reminiscence out right here, particularly in first rounds, so it is simpler to settle in.”

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Jordan Spieth’s ambitious attempt to get out of the trees backfired in spectacular fashion, as he narrowly avoided hitting himself as his ball finished further away from the hole.

Jordan Spieth’s ambitious attempt to get out of the trees backfired in spectacular fashion, as he narrowly avoided hitting himself as his ball finished further away from the hole.

Spieth got back into red numbers with his chip-in for a three at the 15th, a shot he described as “in all probability the luckiest break I’ve ever acquired out right here, if not wherever!”

“The thought is to hit it on-line, but that was very, very fortunate,” he said. “That was at least a three-shot break. If it goes in the water, I’m dropping, and I’ve acquired to get up-and-down for it to be a three-shot break. If I do not get it up-and-down, it is a seven or worse. As many photographs as I hit that have been a yard off earlier in the spherical, it was greater than made up for there.”

Spieth was also somewhat surprised to find himself six shots adrift of Justin Rose, who went from two over to seven under in a remarkable 10-hole stretch that made a mockery of how tough the course was playing throughout day one.

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Jordan Spieth rode his luck to make eagle on the par-five 15th at Augusta in his first round.

Jordan Spieth rode his luck to make eagle on the par-five 15th at Augusta in his first round.

“I’m glad the course is agency in case you’re six back after one spherical,” Spieth added. “So I’m not likely going to be targeted, I do not assume, on Rosey. That’s a heck of a spherical. And I simply assume that this golf course goes to be simply as difficult going ahead and choose your spots.”

Spieth ended the day tied for eighth place with Shane Lowry, who revelled in the firm and fast conditions while describing playing-partner Rose’s 65 as “a pleasure to observe”.

“I felt like I performed good, I had a few unhealthy errors on 10 and 15 that have been a bit foolish, but I used to be very sort of pleased with myself the manner I held on,” mentioned the Open champion.

Shane Lowry said Justin Rose's 65 was 'a joy to watch'

Shane Lowry mentioned Justin Rose’s 65 was ‘a pleasure to observe’

“I’ve by no means seen the course like that, which was nice. I beloved it. I’ve all the time wished to play Augusta like this in the Masters, agency and quick and putts getting away from you. Even although I had a 15-footer on the eighth, an opportunity for birdie, and also you’re simply attempting to lag it all the way down to the gap.

“It’s not very enjoyable when you’re doing it, but when you look back on it, that was pretty cool.”

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