Jordan Spieth didn’t get around to researching his mom’s Tweets. But the ex-Longhorn did dust Kevin Na 3&2, setting up a Friday’s match against Bubba Watson.
A win against the defending champion and a Billy Horschel tie or loss will give Spieth the Pool 15 win and a spot in the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play quarterfinals.
After his dramatic first day tie against Horschel, Spieth was asked about his mom Christine’s Tweet storm attacking a proposed federal budget cut to Special Olympics grants.
“I didn’t see that,” he said Wednesday. “I’ll have to do some research before commenting then I’ll let you know.”
Spieth also mentioned he had not been on Twitter in a over a year. He adhered to Wednesday’s stance after his four-birdie, one-eagle day against Na on Thursday at Austin Country Club.
“I haven’t been on Twitter in about a year so I haven’t seen any of it or talked to my mom,” he said Thursday. “I don’t feel educated on it enough to have a point.”
So much for the overnight research.
With the Masters starting in two weeks, Spieth is understandably focused on finding a game that has left him 186th on the FedExCup points list and without a top-5 finish since last year’s third-place finish in Augusta.The Longhorn is showing signs of regaining his game playing in front of admiring Austin galleries and on a course he played regularly in his two years playing under Texas coach John Fields.
“Really solid golf,” Spieth said on a day he took a 6-up lead before a sloppy shot at the short par-4 13th. “I kind of shot myself in the foot to not just go ahead and close it out on 13, just trying to kind of over-trust a few things and kind of see where they’re at and all of a sudden it’s it was like, wow, this is the match now. So that wasn’t good.”