Spieth in danger of missing cut

Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth is the defending Masters and US Open champion

World number one Jordan Spieth is in danger of missing his second cut this year after carding an opening-round five-over-par 76 at the Valspar Championship in Florida.

The American, 22, is nine shots behind American joint leaders Keegan Bradley, Ken Duke and Charles Howell III.

“I got off to a poor start and I was behind the eight-ball,” said Spieth.

Spieth, who will defend his Masters title in April, also missed the cut at the Northern Trust Open in February.

He never recovered from making five bogeys and a birdie in the first seven holes.

“It was a very tough day. I just didn’t hit enough greens,” he said.

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