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Brandel Chamblee believes that Jordan Spieth is putting his career in jeopardy due to ‘incessant tinkering’ with his swing.

The Golf Channel analyst made the withering assessment ahead of the FedEx Cup Playoffs and at the end of the regular PGA Tour season where Spieth managed only three top-ten finishes and went into the post-season ranked 69th on the standings.

Having been top of the world rankings as recently as March 2016, three-time major champion Spieth has slipped to 38th on the OWGR. His most recent win? The Open in 2017.


No wonder alarm bells are sounding.

“He 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 told Reuters.

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“If you put him 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.”


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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