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What exactly happens when golfers lose their game? Our latest podcast explores the mystery of the slump (www.golfdigest.com)

What exactly happens when golfers lose their game? Our latest podcast explores the mystery of the slump

The fall of 2017 found Jordan Spieth on top of the world. He was 24 years old, the No. 2 golfer in the world, and he’d just won the British Open in remarkable fashion. With 11 PGA Tour wins and three major championships under his belt, he was just a PGA Championship short of the career Grand Slam. A Tiger Woods-like trajectory.

The year 2020 found Jordan Spieth at the nadir of a highly curious slump. He was 27 years old, squarely in his physical prime, mostly healthy—and he still sat on 11 PGA Tour wins and three majors. As a result, he’d dropped outside the top 80 in the world rankings.

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