Why Jordan Spieth changed his driver the day before the Masters
Just hours before playing his most important round of 2016, Jordan Spieth was thrown a curveball -- one that could have a huge impact on his Masters title defense. On Wednesday, Spieth cracked his driver, according to the PGA Tour.
The No. 2 player in the world was of course forced to make a change, but he doesn't seem to believe it'll be an issue. Tim Rosaforte of Golf Channel said Spieth told him he actually likes his new driver better.
Per our experts, Spieth says the new driver Titleist brought in is better than the previous one. pic.twitter.com/wRJ3Kz589d— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) April 7, 2016
Look out, field. Knowing Spieth, this could be a touch of good luck for him.
Spieth was 24th on tour in total driving entering this week despite only being tied for 62 in driving distance. His accuracy off the tee is a huge part of his game, so it will be interesting to see if the change has any effect at Augusta.
It didn't seem to be an issue on the first hole as he piped it down the middle to kick off his Masters.