Jordan Spieth

Frustrated Spieth downplays spat with caddie


He didn't want to blast his drive though the fairway and into Carmel Bay, which sits at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff.


Spieth dropped a ball on the other side of the fairway for his third shot, which must carry the cliff and fall onto a small green that is severely sloped to the front.


"I hit two perfect shots and they both ended up in the wrong location," said Spieth, who finished 1-over 72 and is tied for 58th after 18 holes.


While walking to the eighth green, Spieth turned to Greller and said, "Two perfect shots there, Michael.


Microphones captured their exchange on Fox's TV broadcast, and Spieth was quickly criticized on social media for seemingly throwing his caddie under the bus.


At the same time, when you hit a couple of shots exactly where you want to, and the first one is in the water and the next one is dead over the green, I'm going to be frustrated that as a team we didn't figure out how to make sure that didn't happen.






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