Jordan Spieth is worn out. Spieth has been going at a grueling pace this season and according to him, it’s already taking a toll both mentally and physically.
Here’s a look at Spieth’s schedule so far this season after finishing up with the Presidents Cup on October 11th in South Korea:
- Nov. 5-8 – China for the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions where he finished tied for seventh.
- Nov. 26-29 – Australia for the Australian Open where he finished tied for second.
- Dec. 3-6 – the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge where he finished fourth.
- Jan. 7-10 – Hawaii for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, which he won.
- Jan. 21-24 – the United Arab Emirates for the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship where finished tied for fifth.
This week Spieth will fly to Singapore to play in the Singapore Open for another cash grab. After finishing up in Abu Dhabi, Spieth talked about his travel schedule and the toll it’s already taking on him.
“It won’t be something I’ll do in the future, to bounce back and forth from Asia as much as we did, or Australia,” Spieth said after the tournament. “I’m very tired. As a team we’re beat up mentally and physically. I’m not 100 percent right now. It shows in certain places.”
“The first day I was here, I was striping it,” Spieth said. “Since then I have been a little weak, and my decision-making has been off.”
That’s a lot of travel and a lot of adjusting for the body to do, even for a 22-year-old. Spieth doesn’t need to play in all of those events around the world, but appearance fees make them very attractive. It should come as no surprise that he is tired.
Spieth’s schedule doesn’t exactly lighten up after he gets back from Singapore, but at least he’s not flying around the world. Here’s a look at what Spieth has coming up when he gets back:
- February 11-14 – AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am
- February 17-21 – Northern Trust Open
- March 10-13 – Valspar Championship
After the Valspar, which Spieth won last year, there are three weekends that include the Arnold Palmer Invitational, World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play, and Puerto Rico Open before the Shell Houston Open and then the Masters. Last year Spieth came in second at the Shell, so it’s possible that he may take a couple of weeks off and then use the Shell as a Masters tune-up.