I should probably be more clear as to what exactly I am talking about…
I am talking raw, physical ability to hit certain golf shots that others can’t hit.
This means distance, height, shot shape, etc. The ability to hit it high and far and stop the ball on a dime.
Can Spieth get hot and start sticking his approaches super close (yes, he’s one of the very best), or chip in sand shots? yes. And we all know how hot he can get with the putter and drain long ones.
But Spieth can’t bomb it like Rory, JT or even Ricky off the tee… who are all shorter than him (let alone the big guys like Brooks and DJ and Day) and he can’t hit a towering 6 iron 200, uphill, into the wind like Tommy Fleetwood did on 18 yesterday… or the 3wood that JT hit on 18 at Erin Hills on Saturday that carried 290 and stopped on a dime on the green. Nor is his swing speed ever going to stack up with these guys. Thats raw talent.
No different than saying Jay Cutler (at one point) or Matt Stafford has the best raw arm strength in football. The ability to throw a 20 yard out route from the left hash to the right sideline. This is what I am talking about. And we all know thats only a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to championship QBs.
Anywho - back to my original point… IMO, he lacks the same raw talent, raw physical ability to hit certain shots - his swing is very blue collar and everyday-man… which only makes me love him even more. Dude can beat the best without possessing the same God given ability. He’s a people’s champ!