CHASKA, Minn. — Unprompted in his Tuesday press conference, Jordan Spieth brought it to everyone’s attention this week: he has never won a singles match in a team event.
“I’m 0-3, so I’d like to correct that part of it myself,” he said. But Spieth the singles player is now 0-4.
Despite contributing 2.5 points to the Americans Ryder Cup cause with teammate Patrick Reed, Spieth was not able to correct anything singles-wise, losing to Henrik Stenson 3 and 2 Sunday.
Spieth made a birdie on the first hole, and three others during his match, but Stenson’s seven birdies and just one bogey kept Spieth from gaining any advantage. Stenson claimed the 8th and 9th holes with birdies and never allowed Spieth to win a hole the rest of the way. This is how it ended.
Unconventional ending to this match.
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“It’s done now, it’s over,” Spieth said as his ball moved within the water hazard on the par-5 16th hole.
Spieth had stepped into the hazard to hit his shot, but the water moved his ball, losing the hole. The rules infraction ended the match and put the first Sunday point on the board for the European team.