‘Just So Good’: Jordan Spieth Comments on Justin Thomas’ Iron Game Ahead of WGC-Dell Match Play 2021

Published 03/23/2021, 11:50 AM EDT
Mar 14, 2021; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Justin Thomas reacts to his putt on the 17th green during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Jordan Spieth is on a good stroke of run ever since the dawn of 2021. There are many professionals who admire Spieth’s game and Justin Thomas is one of them. But what’s more gratifying is that the feeling is mutual! 

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Only a single year separates Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas’ professional careers. The former turned pro in 2012, while the latter burst out onto the scene the subsequent year. 

Jordan Spieth is awe-struck by Justin Thomas’ consistency

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Justin Thomas is one of the best golfers in the world right now. While his #2 OWGR ranking doesn’t convey the message, one can look at the highlights of The 2021 Players Championship to understand his fighting mentality. 

Thomas earlier made a comment comparing his iron game to Spieth’s putting game and mentioned how it is his major strength on the golf course. Jordan Spieth was asked to render his response to this statement during a recent press conference at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event. 

“I think his start lines are really solid. He normally starts the ball right where he’s lined up, and he kind of like in a way D.J. does, he really commits to playing a very similar ball flight, like a few-yard fade most every time. And then if he needs to work a different flight, he can,” Spieth mentioned about Thomas. 

“But just kind of that consistency in start lines makes iron play that much easier when you can line up kind of left center of the green or center of the green to a right pin and say, yeah, I know this is going to start there, and either stay there or it will cut towards the hole. And he’s just so good at having that ball start very zeroed, no matter what flight he’s playing,” Spieth added. 

Thomas and Spieth set to take part in WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

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The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play 2021 boasts a star-studded field. Dustin Johnson leads the field, but the likes of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth are major names to watch out for. 

Mar 14, 2021; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Jordan Spieth plays his shot from the third tee during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Spieth is an excellent performer at Match Play events. Fans expect him to deliver a Top 10 result at the Austin Country Club when the tournament begins. Being a University of Texas alum, Spieth would be well versed with the layout and would hope to gain his first Top 3 finish since the AT&T Pebble Beach event in February. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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