Jordan Spieth tried the classic two-foot backhand clean-up putt – it didn’t go as planned at the CJ Cup


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Thursday was a tough day for Jordan Spieth.

During the opening round of the CJ Cup at Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina, Spieth stumbled his way to a 4-over 75. A bogey at No. 3 and a triple at the par-4 seventh put him behind the eight ball. Three birdies and three bogeys the rest of the way wasn’t enough to rebound.

On No. 16, understandably frustrated, Spieth missed a 30-foot birdie attempt and left himself less than three feet for par.

Like every amateur golfer in the world who’s left with a shorty, he walked up to the putt and went for the classic backhand tap in.

It, uh, well it didn’t go as planned.

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Story originally appeared on GolfWeek



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