NEW JERSEY – Slumping Jordan Spieth might never find his way back from the wilderness unless he stops analysing his swing in such detail and returns instead to his natural ways, PGA Tour winner turned television analyst Brandel Chamblee said on Monday.
Chamblee, citing British Open champions David Duval and Ian Baker-Finch as prime examples, pointed to a long list of players whose games went into permanent decline when they started tinkering with their swings.
“(Spieth) is part of a problem that is going on in golf right now, almost an epidemic of players (aged from the mid-20s to mid-30s) who just disappear off the planet,” Chamblee said.
“If you put (Spieth) on a range and leave him alone he'll put two and two together better than anybody else. You have to protect your talent and genius and do that at all costs. I see right now an onslaught of information overload.”
Chamblee and former major champion Paul Azinger were speaking on a conference call promoting NBC and Golf Channel's coverage of the PGA Tour's three-event FedEx Cup playoff series, which starts with the Northern Trust Open in New Jersey on Thursday.