Jordan Spieth had a pretty rough weekend in April when he had one of the biggest collapses in the history of the Masters tournament. Despite losing to Danny Willett, the 22-year-old surprisingly held it together when he had to put the green jacket on his opponent.
Nearly a month after losing the tournament, Spieth, who is preparing for the US Open, recently spoke out about what he felt when he had to give up the green jacket on that fateful Sunday.
“I don’t wish it upon any of y’all. I know the feelings that Danny was experiencing. You know, I was obviously very happy for him, and he 100 percent earned his Masters win. It really bugs me when people are trying to take that maybe away from him or shoot it down, and the questions have been asked to him, do you think this will go down as you winning or him losing, and that’s absolute bull, because he won and he earned it,” Spieth said.
“I knew the shots he played down the stretch. He heard the roars. I knew the clutch putts that he made. But for me personally, it was certainly difficult to go through that experience right afterwards, feeling like I should have — I had control of it and could have very well put it on myself or however it works, the Chairman put it on. I don’t really know how it works. I was hoping to find out.”
Spieth, who will be 23 in July, handled the situation very well, but was still obviously upset about his major breakdown on the back nine of the final day. He will certainly be able to move on from this and have much more success in his career.
However, Jordan Spieth might have needed the loss in April to help him mature as a golfer on the course. He showed signs of that maturity and he will certainly grow even more going forward.
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