Jordan Spieth drops out of Top 50 in world ranking for first time since 2013

January 27, 2020

After finishing T55 at last week’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, Jordan Spieth is now ranked No. 51 in the world, marking the first time he’s been ranked outside of the Top 50 since August of 2013.

The 26-year-old has 11 career Tour wins on his resume, including three major championships.

Just a few short years ago, Spieth was the game’s No. 1-ranked player, a title he held for weeks at a time between 2015 and 2016, and he remained ranked in the Top 10 through October of 2018, at which point he began his slow decline.

Spieth has been winless on Tour since his epic triumph at the 2017 Open Championship. While he had a few bright stretches in 2019 — three top-7 finishes in a row in May and June, including a T3 at the PGA Championship — Spieth didn’t make it past last year’s BMW Championship in the FedEx Cup, and hasn’t finished better than T43 in his last three official Tour starts.

After his 2019 season ended at the BMW, Spieth was asked how he would assess his season, and he was quick to acknowledge his struggles.

“I’ve gotten just too inconsistent, too far off in the long game,” he said. “I know why my swing got off. I’ve started to figure out that next step of working it back the right way and then making it consistently up there as one of the best ball-strikers in the world like I have been in the past is the next step. I’ve done it with the putting. I know I can do it with the long game.”

Spieth will tee it up next at this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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