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Jordan Spieth in shock after missing another short putt

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Two weeks after missing a two-foot putt by being too casual, Jordan Spieth made an even more stunning misstep over a shorter distance at the RBC Heritage Tournament in South Carolina on Saturday.

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This time Spieth missed an officially measured distance of just 18 inches, though it looked even shorter, on the final hole of the third round at Harbor Town on Hilton Head Island.

In an almost exact copy of his previous short failure at the Texas Open, Spieth took little time on what should have been a routine tap-in, not even bothering to take a proper position.

The three-time major winner and world number one looked shocked when his ball caught the right edge of the hole, just like in Texas, and came out in a horseshoe.

The sickening bogey undid some of the good work Spieth had done before to carve his way into the contention.

He shot 68 for a total of 205 eight under par, three shots behind leader Harold Varner III with one round to play at the PGA Tour event.

Spieth had previously said after the Texas Open that it was the worst he had “ever staged in a professional event” and that he needed to improve at the Masters.

“I just have to talk about the putt…I mean, I missed nine putts inside six feet this week,” the Texan said at the time.

He then missed the cut at Augusta National last week. (Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, NC under the direction of Christian Radnedge)