AUGUSTA, Ga. — In his first practice round in front of galleries this week, Jordan Spieth stepped to the tee at the 12th hole, in the middle of Amen Corner, and hit his ball to about a foot from the pin.
“I turned to the crowd and said, ‘I really could have used that one about 12 months ago’,” Spieth said.
At least he can laugh about it now.
Spieth was on his way to a second straight wire-to-wire victory in the Masters last year when he dunked a tee shot into Rae’s Creek on the 12th hole, then did the same after a drop. The quadruple bogey on the shortest hole at Augusta National effectively ended his shot at a repeat win.
Spieth says the memory of what happened…