Spieth: Putting adjustment key to win


ATLANTA – Squarely in the category of things we’d never thought we’d hear Jordan Spieth say was a revelation that it was a “big change” with his putting that propelled him to the Tour Championship trophy and the FedEx Cup title.

“I started using the line on the ball to line the ball up on putts that were non-feel based,” said Spieth, who closed with a 1-under 69 for a four-stroke victory. “I felt my alignment with my putter was a bit off, and it was.”

The change led to plenty of clutch putts including par attempts like his 9-footer at No. 15 and from 8 feet at the 16th and 18th holes.

For the week, Spieth finished third in total putts, first in putts-made distance and was a staggering 61-for-66 in putts from 10 feet and in.

“What this line did, it allowed me to find a good spot right in front of the ball where I can look at to roll it over,” Spieth said. “It was key.”