Jordan Spieth Fails To Qualify For WGC-Workday

Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth reacts to his shot from the second tee during the final round of The Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club on February 21, 2021 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Early on Saturday, Jordan Spieth looked to be well positioned for a third-straight top-4 finish. The 27-year old star had just reeled off three birdies over his first six holes and moved into solo second-place at the Genesis Invitational.

He was just two off the pace of leader Sam Burns.

But then the brutal wind arrived at Riviera, and Spieth’s still-suspect long game was no match for mother nature’s 35 mph gusts. Down the stretch on Saturday, Spieth hit just three of 10 fairways. Six of those seven off-target tee balls resulted in bogeys. He eventually signed for a 73, and tumbled from second-place to T11.

A Sunday round of 71 was better, but not nearly enough. Spieth finished his four days in Pacific Palisades tied for 15th on 4-under par – well off the pace of champion Max Homa (-12).

The showing will secure Spieth about six (6) world-ranking points, and bump him inside the top 60. But to punch a ticket to next week’s WGC event at The Concession in Florida, the former world No. 1 needed to crack the top 50.

It will be the first time since Spieth became a tour pro – way back in 2013 – that he’s failed to qualify for a WGC event.

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