Closer Look at the Golf Betting Inquiry on Rory McIlroy vs Jordan Spieth
One difference that Porter noticed was the way McIlroy’s drive sound…and the way everyone else’s drives sound. On the 11th hole in that round, he hit a drive that “sounded like the air cannon that nearly gave Zach Johnson a heart attack at the John Deere,” according to Porter. Johnson and Spieth got some healthy impact on the ball, but McIlroy’s drive sounded like a detonation, and then it fell down about 360 yards down the fairway, about 50 yards farther than Spieth or Johnson. All three players would end up on the green in two, although Johnson had to scramble a bit. McIlroy and Spieth were relaxed as McIlroy related a story. McIlroy would sink his putt for a birdie, while Jordan Spieth would three-putt to take a bogey. When they went to the 12th hole, Spieth put a little too much on his ball, and it went right over the green. His thin chip was a lucky one, as it made it into the hole. For any other player, that thin chip would have ended up in a trap on the far side of the green (or at least that is what would have happened to me).
Jordan Spieth didn’t win the PGA Championship, but he did pass Rory McIlroy to become the No. 1 golfer in the world: http://t.co/gqyNWJZWeO— ESPN (@espn) August 17, 2015