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Chamblee worried about Spieth's form

9th August 2019, 18:07 by Tom Hill

Former golfer Brandel Chamblee claims Jordan Spieth could fall victim to "over-coaching" in the coming months if he is not careful.

Spieth has now dropped to 38th in the world rankings after struggling on the PGA Tour in recent years.

He reached the top of the world rankings after winning three majors in quick succession, including The Open in 2017, but Spieth has not won a tournament in over two years.

His best finish in 2019 came at the PGA Championship, where Spieth finished in a share of third, and Chamblee has claimed he is worrying about needless problems.

The former PGA Tour winner and analyst told Reuters: "He is part of a problem that is going on in golf right now, almost an epidemic of players aged from the mid-20s to mid-30s who just disappear off the planet.

"If you put him on a range and leave him alone, he'll put two and two together better than anybody else. You have to protect your talent and genius and do that at all costs. I see right now an onslaught of information overload.

"I believe he needs to get back to the softness and athleticism that he had when he first came out.

"You could call it a wise ignorance that he had then, or an ignorant wisdom. There's a lot to be said about just going out and being an athlete.

"He doesn't need to work on anything at all. This incessant tinkering comes with a cost. Some get better but more have disappeared. It could happen very easily that he never finds his way back home."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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