How Does Jordan Spieth Bounce Back At The 2017 Masters?

What you need to know about Jordan Spieth's game leading up to this year's Masters. Our experts discuss his outlook for the first major of 2017.

Released on 3/28/2017

Transcript

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Well I think Jordan probably is as well equipped
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mentally as any player I've ever seen,
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certainly for his age.
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However he suffered a big trauma at the Masters.
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I get a sense Jordan Spieth's already recovered
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from last year's Masters if you base it on
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what he's done early in the 2017 season.
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Conversations I've had both with Ken McCormick
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and also sources inside his camp, I feel like
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he's really put it behind him.
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And he made that clear in a sense at a news conference
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earlier this year when he said he went up there
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with some buddies to play some golf
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and stepped on 12 tee and made a two
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and then made a two the following day, as well.
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He's such a smart player.
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I mean it's just amazing to see how he's able
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to plot his way around the golf course,
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knows where he needs to miss.
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I mean the way he goes about practice rounds
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is pretty Tiger like I would say.
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He's done great in terms of having won.
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It was big win at Colonial.
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He won again at the Australian Open,
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he had a nice victory at Pebble,
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hasn't really been at his best in the majors.
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And of course Augusta looms.
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So is he over it totally?
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We don't know.
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But I think he's done everything right
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in terms of how to get over it.
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And he
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has a golf IQ and an awareness of what it takes
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that's far and above, honestly, his peers
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and probably far and above most veterans.
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He's got a gift that might be his greatest weapon
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is his mind.
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For a kid that young to understand
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how to play that golf course, it's pretty amazing.
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It's like, Man I want to go play practice rounds
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with Jordan, I want to see what he's doing
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that I'm not doing.
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