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Jordan Spieth reminds us he's still pretty good at golf with two chip-ins

December 02, 2016

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The return of Tiger Woods has overshadowed the rest of the Hero World Challenge field, and understandably so. Yet there's plenty of notable action in Albany. Hideki Matsuyama, going for his fourth win in the last five starts, is just one off J.B. Holmes' eight-under pace. Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson are in position to finish their career-defining seasons in spectacular fashion. Then there's Jordan Spieth, who could theoretically end his "down" year with four wins in 2016.

And in Round 1, he put together a marvelous run thanks to short-game magic.

On the par-5 ninth hole, Spieth went over the green on his second shot, setting up this eagle pitch. There would be no birdie putt:

Four holes later, he replicated this chipping voodoo on his third shot at the par-4 13th:

Cynics will likely point out that Albany's greens are relatively flat. Conversely, Spieth's short game is so special that he and his caddie have season-long bets on how many hole-outs he'll post. That, my friends, is getting it done.