During the WGC Bridgestone Invitational first round, Jordan Spieth made two 50 foot putts on two straight holes. Those birdie putts helped Spieth shoot 67 and put him in 3rd place entering round two. As you recall, he did the same thing on holes 14 and 15 in the last round of the British Open.
Shot Link data shows Spieth makes 7.65% of his putts over 25 feet which is about once every 14 attempts. In 61 rounds this year, he has 170 attempts which translates to about 3 long putts per round. This means that on average Spieth makes a putt over 25 feet about once every 5 rounds of golf.
Making two long putts in his last two rounds is way outside his statistical average and indicates that his putting is heating up and is a positive sign for the rest of the year. We shouldn’t be surprised if Spieth wins again during the PGA Tour final stretch.