PINEHURST, N.C. – At the beginning of the year, Jordan Spieth said his main goal was to start getting into contention at major championships. Not necessarily winning them, but at least feeling the heat of the battle on a Sunday afternoon. “Baby steps,” he called it.
After just one major, he’s already revised that goal.
“I’ve contended now,” said Spieth, who finished in a share of second place at the Masters. “Now if I can get into that position, the goal isn’t just to feel the feelings and try to get the comfort level. Now it’s to and put into place what Augusta as well as the Players [where he finished T-4] have taught me.
“I believe that I can win this golf tournament. I feel comfortable on this golf course. I think it fits my game. And when I step on the first tee, that’s what I’m trying to do. And if I get into contention, I’m definitely going to draw off any experience I’ve had, which now I do have a little experience. So that’s only going to help me.
“I feel like I will be able to close this one out if I get an opportunity.”