By the looks of #SB2K16, Jordan Spieth is doing just fine after his brutal final-round collapse at the Masters.
“I?m not taking it very hard,” Spieth told reporters Tuesday near Pittsburgh, via USA TODAY Sports. “I have ladies at grocery stores coming up and putting their hand on me and going, ?I?m really praying for you. How are you doing?? And I?m like, ?My dog didn?t die, I?m doing OK.? I?ll survive; it happens. It was unfortunate timing. Actually I laugh about it now. I really do. But it keeps coming up, and I understand that.”
Spieth hasn’t played a PGA Tour event since the Masters. He’s instead enjoyed some time away from the game, including an epic spring break with Rickie Fowler, Smylie Kaufman and Justin Thomas. He’s expected to return to competitive golf next weekend at The Players Championship, but before he gets ready for the sport’s unofficial fifth major, he reflected one more time on what went wrong at Augusta.
“I wasn?t trying to hit the ball at the flag on 12,” Spieth added. “I was trying to hit it to our spot on the left. I already made the mistake in 2014 hitting it in the water there. … It was just bad timing on the miss; then a just poorly executed wedge on the next. … And you know, it is what it is, and I?ll move on. If you?re in contention at a major, hopefully 50-plus times in your career, something like that is bound to happen. Just don?t let it happen again.”
So there’s no need to go up to Spieth in a grocery store and ask him how he is. He’s doing just fine.
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