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Spieth continues to struggle

11th January 2019, 12:14 by Nick Harris

Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth struggled in Hawaii on the opening day of the Sony Open in Honolulu.

Canadian Adam Svensson holds a one-shot lead after a stunning nine-under-par opening round of 61 to lead American Andrew Putnam by a shot but Speith struggled to a three-over 73.

The former World Number One is looking to get his game back on track after a disappointing 2018 but he knows he has to be patient after making changes to his technique over the off-season.

"I went through a couple of different swings today," the Texan told reporters. "I don't feel like I've been in this situation before.

"I'm over the ball and not comfortable. It's going to happen (at some stage of) your career.

"I'm not worried about it, as long as I don't let it get to me like I did last year at times."

American Ryder Cup star Matt Kuchar is sat alone in third spot after a round of 63, with Jason Dufner and Brandt Snedeker amongst a group of players on four-under.

English players Ian Poulter and Luke Donald are both one-under-par further down the field and will be keen to make progress on Friday to ensure they qualify for the weekend.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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