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Jordan Spieth might need more than just a tuneup

Stellar putting fails to offset errant shot-making

Jordan Spieth said at the Hero World Challenge that he’s “starting to get on the right track.” Seriously? He finished 16th in an 18-man field. He had “two bad drives.” Huh? He finished 16 shots behind the winner. He needs to “fine tune” his game, but he played well when he had 22 putts in Round 2.

He shot 70 with 22 putts. That means he had 48 shots. On a par-72 course, that could mean hitting as few as six greens in regulation. That’s a little more than needing to “fine tune” and working on “timing stuff” and “visuals.”

One of the least-discussed reasons for Tiger Woods’ recent resurgence is his change of equipment, including the ball. Maybe Spieth needs a change, too.

Charlie Jurgonis
Fairfax, Va.

Uniform look makes for a bad match
After I saw what the two Presidents Cup teams were wearing, I couldn’t help but think that team apparel should be banned.

Ken Jacobsen
Prospect Heights, Ill.

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