Spieth in mini-slump heading to Shinnecock Hills, US Open



June 12, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Jordan Spieth reacts to his double bogey on the eighth hole during the final round of the British Open on July 21, 2015, at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Zuma Press/TNS

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Lots of folks have become accustomed to seeing Jordan Spieth’s name atop leaderboards, particularly at golf’s majors. So has Spieth.

Yet since winning the British Open last July, Spieth barely has been a factor on the weekends. He believed third-place finishes in Houston and at the Masters had indicated a turnaround heading into this week’s U.S. Open. But since Augusta, his best showing in five tournaments is a tie for 21st at the Byron Nelson, and he twice missed cuts, including most recently at the Memorial.

Not quite the stuff that rocketed Spieth to the top of golf, with Masters and U.S. Open wins in 2015, and his third major last summer at Royal Birkdale.

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