After his closing 3-over-par 36-39=75 at the Farmers Insurance Open, Jordan Spieth shared that he played the last three rounds with an injury to his right ankle.
The 36-hole leader chased his bogey-free 63 at Torrey Pines North in the second round with a 75 on the South on Saturday. He started today's finale one back of the 54-hole lead and played in final threesome, but didn't turn any heads. Spieth hit only 10 greens and found but one birdie at the par-3 third hole. Once he was in the door at T19, he explained the malady. "I felt it the second day on the back nine and I guess from there I just stopped loading as well on it and I started missing fairways," he said. "I don’t remember where; it just started hurting, stepped wrong somewhere. I couldn’t hit balls after the round. Obviously, it didn’t affect the round on Friday, but I just didn’t hit any fairways from there. I didn’t feel pain at all, so I don’t blame it on that whatsoever, but whatever it was, I wasn’t loading correctly and therefore I started hitting them left going left, really, with every club." If he's able, he'll be back at Pebble Beach in two weeks.
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:52:00 PM