“It's a tough week, with wanting to play so well on a course that I have more experience than anywhere else, so I definitely think that I should be able to know where to hit it in certain places and do for the most part, but execution was the issue this week,” he explained. “I wouldn't consider it a letdown or a negative at all. I think I had a very positive day today. And although I would like to win this tournament playing in front of family and friends, specifically, didn't happen this week, but I've got a lot of years to go at this place, and looking forward to 'em.”
Entering the week as the tournament favorite on the heels of a title contention at the Players last week, Spieth posted scores of 70-67-73-68 in his hometown event, where he finished 16th as a 16-year-old four years ago.
He did, however, take some positives from the final round into next week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
“Today was a good positive day, good momentum, hit the ball a little better,” he said. “Found a little something on the range, went with it and drove the ball better. I had a lot of good looks, and I made 'em to start. I could have shot 6 under today pretty easily on a golf course that doesn't suit my game very well.
“That's positive going into a course next week that I feel very comfortable on. I'll get out there, get a good week of preparation in.”