Jordan Spieth Produces Short Game Wizardry With Incredible Flop Shot at CJ Cup 2021

Published 10/15/2021, 11:01 AM EDT
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 25, 2021 Team USA’s Jordan Spieth reacts after holing his birdie putt on the 16th green to win the hole during the Foursomes REUTERS/Mike Segar


The CJ Cup is currently underway at the Summit Club, Las Vegas. And Robert Streb currently leads the event with a score of -11. Meanwhile, prominent players like Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, have had a decent start as they finished round one at -6. Furthermore, this is the first event of the 2021-22 season, where the majority of the prominent names are competing. 

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Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth, as usual, pulled out a magical shot around the greens, showcasing his short game skills. So let us have a look at this incredible shot from Spieth, which gave him the much-needed momentum.  

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Jordan Spieth showcases his short games skills at the CJ Cup

Jordan Spieth was -3 thru 10 and was looking decent with his game. Meanwhile, as he walked up to the 11th tee, he looked a bit nervous, as this was the most challenging hole on the course as it stretches up to 235 yards for par 3. Spieth flushed his iron off the tee, which unfortunately went way right into the rough. 

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He had around 34 yards left with a bunker right in front of him and a water hazard just after the green. Hence, the precision of the shot needed to be impeccable as leaving it short would get him in the bunker, while getting aggressive might take the ball in the water hazard.

Meanwhile, Spieth took his 60-degree wedge and hit a perfect flop shot. And the ball, which landed on the green, quickly rolled into the hole, giving him the fifth birdie of the day. The visualization behind the shot from Jordan Spieth was incredible. 

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He knew since the ball is in the rough, it won’t have any backspin on it. Hence, calculating the amount of roll and marking the exact distance accordingly was impeccable, which he did with ease and once again justified his short game wizard title. 

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Meanwhile, he continued this momentum for the remaining holes and carded 66 after round one. Furthermore, he will be hopeful of a similar performance in today’s round and be in contention going into the weekend.   

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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