What exactly happens when golfers lose their game? Our latest podcast explores the mystery of the slump (

The fall of 2017 found Jordan Spieth on top of the world. He was 24 years old, the No. 2 golfer in the world, and he’d just won the British Open in remarkable fashion. With 11 PGA Tour wins and three major championships under his belt, he was just a PGA Championship short of the career Grand Slam. A Tiger Woods-like trajectory.

The year 2020 found Jordan Spieth at the nadir of a highly curious slump. He was 27 years old, squarely in his physical prime, mostly healthy—and he still sat on 11 PGA Tour wins and three majors. As a result, he’d dropped outside the top 80 in the world rankings.

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