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Two summers ago after Jordan Spieth’s grand slam chances ended at St. Andrews, the one word I kept using to describe his incredible push to actually win the third leg of a slam was relentless. It may have been a moment of recency hyperbole, but after we buried him multiple times at that Open, I called his desperate push to actually win the damn thing the most impressive moment of his year (you know, the one that included two majors already):
The Grand Slam is something that seems as close to impossible as anything in this game. The crushing pressure and simple odds of it, and then those two mess-ups on back-to-back days, should have eliminated Spieth before the 72nd green. The responses were Tiger-like. He was relentless. I’ll Wholesale NFL Jerseys remember this week for that and given the circumstances, it was as impressive as anything he’s done this year.
That relentlessness was back at Augusta National on Friday and it’s probably a trait that Spieth possesses more than anyone in the game. This Masters has been more difficult than his previous starts, where it became a daily tradition to have Spieth on top of the leaderboard each night. Instead of a quadruple bogey late on Sunday, Spieth went ahead and got that out of the way early in the tournament on Thursday, posting an incomprehensible 9 at the par-5 15th.