A four-week break did not cure Jordan Spieth’s Masters hangover, it prolonged it.
For two rounds at TPC Sawgrass, Spieth still was not himself four weeks removed from a final-round collapse last month at Augusta National that cost him a second straight green jacket.
Spieth could not overcome a rusty game and testy demeanor this week to miss the cut by a stroke, finishing 1-under par 143 total.
More than anything, the 22-year-old’s trusty putter betrayed him.
Spieth, who rode his flatstick to wins at the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015, finished 122nd in the 144-player field in strokes gained putting. Spieth needed 59...