Jordan Spieth now laughs off his Masters collapse worth crying over then.
“I’m not taking it very hard,” the 22-year-old says. “I’ve got ladies at grocery stores coming up to me, putting their hand on me, going, ‘I’m really praying for you. How you doing?’ I’m like, ‘My dog didn’t die, I’m doing OK.'”
After leading by five strokes at the midpoint of the final round at Augusta, Spieth registered a bogey, a bogey, and a quadruple bogey. He finished second to Danny Willett and failed to repeat as champion.
Next month, Spieth attempts to repeat as champion at another prestigious tournament, the U.S. Open, which takes place at the Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. The Texan says he won’t let the letdown at Augusta bring him down at the U.S. Open.
“I’ll survive,” he explains. “It happens. It was unfortunate timing, but actually I laugh about it now. I really do.”