Jordan Spieth on Golf and How He Approaches the Game

On the Mark Golf Podcast

22-01-2024 • 55 mins

Jordan Spieth is one of the great American golfers of all time.  His resume is extensive; he is: A 2-time US Junior Amateur Champion, a NCAA National Champion, a 3-time Major Champion (The Masters, The US Open and The Open), a former PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year (2013), the PGA TOUR and PGA Player of the Year (2015), the FedEx Cup Champion (2015), a Vardon Trophy winner (2015, 2017) and he has been ranked #1 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Spieth has 13 PGA TOUR victories (and counting) and his career has seen the highest of highs and also some heartbreaking lows.  Jordan joins Mark Immelman to talk about his career in the game, highs, lows, tournament victories and defeats, and his approach to the golfswing, the short-game and scoring.

He addresses his appearances as an amateur in the Byron Nelson tournament, his first PGA TOUR win at The John Deere Classic, his career at The Masters including the 2015 win and the 2016 defeat.  Jordan also revisits the victory at the 2017 Open Championship and his mindset to chase down Matt Kuchar.

Spieth also talks about his slump in form, injury, and how he managed the journey back to the winner's circle at the 2021 Valero Texas Open.

With regard to technique and playing, he talks about:

  • The Mindset of being "Mastery Driven vs. Ego Driven"
  • Being Aggressive on and around the Greens
  • Golf-swing "Feels"
  • Beliefs for Playing your Best
  • Wedge Play, Chipping and Pitching
  • Holing Short Putts, and
  • How he Manages Emotions and Expectations.

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