Jordan Spieth suffered one of the most painful collapses in Master’s history this year, as he bogied the 10th and the 11th before melting down at the 12th hole.
Spieth’s disaster at Augusta essentially handed Danny Willet the green jacket but he admits it could be a lot worse.
With all eyes firmly focussed on the US Open, which takes place in just over a months time, Spieth has spoken out about the attention he received after he found the water twice on that 12th hole.
The 22-year-old claimed he would have been a lot more upset had his dog died and told how people have approached him in the street to see how he is doing.
Spieth told reporters this week, via USA Today, “I’m not taking it very hard.
“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.”
Spieth added: “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.”
Ladbrokes currently have Spieth as joint-favourite to win the US Open, alongside Rory McIlroy at 7/1.
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