• But the 22-year-old said he must remove mistakes from his game
• Spieth hit eight balls in the water at the Shell Houston Open
JORDAN SPIETH | THE MASTERS
Jordan Spieth is adamant everything is in the right place ahead of his Masters defence – but says he must eliminate the mistakes from his game which cost him dearly at the Shell Houston Open.
The 22-year-old dunked eight balls in the water during his four rounds as he finished T13, seven shots behind winner Jim Herman, and says he can’t afford to replicate those at Augusta National this week, where he knows he’ll be punished.
“Everything is checked,” said Spieth. “I need to put it together and not hit every ball in the water because I had eight water balls this week. Give me eight more shots and we win the golf tournament. Don't hit it in the water, we win. It's unfortunate.
“Good news is I got myself in contention, I felt the nerves, I know what I needed -- I know what I need to work on under pressure now for next week and everything is there. I just need to put it all together and limit the mistakes.
“Really was expecting a better finish and coming off a double bogey on the last hole and speaking to you guys two minutes later doesn't make me in a good mood. So, when it settles down, I'm sure everything is going to be fine. Everything is there. I saw some putts go in today and that's what I needed.”
Spieth’s form is a stark contrast to that which he went into the 2015 Masters with. The American has failed to record a top ten in a PGA Tour strokeplay event since winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, while last year he had one win – at the Valspar Championship – and five other top tens, including two runner-up finishes.
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