Jordan Spieth says 4-over 75 was ‘a very tough day’

Jordan Spieth may still be the top-ranked golfer in the world, but he isn’t playing like it.

After missing the cut at the Northern Trust Open, then never contending at last week’s World Golf Championship event, Spieth came out Thursday and fired a 4-over 75 in windy conditions at the Valspar Championship.

“Typically, my history (on my off days), I’m able to hold that around even par and I’m just shooting too high a number,” Spieth said, via “(I) didn’t quite squeak out even today, even though it was an even kind of round, and hopefully less wind tomorrow and I can work hard to play on the weekend.”

Despite his poor round, Spieth sits just eight shots behind the leaders as the Copperhead Course left a lot of players scratching their heads.

“I just didn’t hit enough greens,” Spieth said. “… I got off to a poor start and I was behind the eight-ball with gusty wind on a tough golf course. It was a very tough day.”

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