Jordan Spieth Suffers the Most Agonizing Moment at the Ryder Cup 2020

Published 09/26/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
Golf – The 149th Open Championship – Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Britain – July 17, 2021 Jordan Spieth of the U.S. during the third round REUTERS/Lee Smith


The 43rd Ryder Cup is currently underway at the Whistling Straits, Wisconsin. The home team is off to an incredible start, as their prominent players like Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, and others stepped up in the morning foursome session, concluding day 2 with a score of 11-5. Team Europe, on the other hand, has had a horrendous event so far and will be hopeful of finishing it on a higher note. 

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Meanwhile, Team USA won five matches out of eight on day 2. Hence, on the final day, they need a minimum of three wins and a tie. However, the result could have been even better for Americans if Jordan Spieth’s putter reminded hot for the afternoon session. 

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Jordan Spieth lips out a putt in the afternoon session

After an incredible victory in the morning session, Jordan Spieth was paired with Brooks Koepka in the afternoon four-ball session. However, this didn’t seem to work as they lost the match to Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia on the 17th hole.

Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth seemed to struggle with his putting as he missed quite a few putts.

Team USA had a great chance of winning the hole; it was about 7 to 8 feet downhill putt with gusty winds. Spieth judged the speed and line to perfection and made the putt. While the ball went inside the hole, quickly lipped out of it and stood on the edge.

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This devastated Spieth, and he looked in total shambles. Needless to say, they lost the hole and the match with a score of 2-1 to Rahm and Garcia. Moreover, one of the primary reasons for this loss can be Spieth’s cold putter. Brooks Koepka tried his best with three birdies but sadly couldn’t stop Jon Rahm as he looked unstoppable with six. 

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While the Americans need just three wins and a tie out of the twelve single-stroke matches, Team Europe needs nothing short of a miracle to retain the trophy.

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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. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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