Spieth adds WGC-Match Play, Shell Houston Open


An already-fatigued Jordan Spieth is adding two more events to his busy schedule.

Speaking at a pre-tournament news conference in Singapore on Tuesday, Spieth said he'll be playing each of the two PGA Tour events immediately before the Masters, the WGC-Dell Match Play, from March 23-27, and the Shell Houston Open, from March 31-April 3.

"I will be running in, I think, with the Masters as my third event in a row, which is normal for me there. That's what it was last year," Spieth said, via Sky Sports.

"I feel like I can hopefully put myself in contention in at least one of the prior two weeks, in either Austin or Houston, two places that I'm very familiar with, and build some confidence."

Spieth admitted after his T-5 finish last week in Dubai that he and caddie Michael Greller are "kind of beat up mentally" and not "100 percent right now" physically.

With the addition of these two events, Spieth will have had only four weeks away from competitive play between his win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and the time he arrives at Augusta National.

The world No. 1 will tee it up this week at the Singapore Open and then return to the U.S. to play the AT&T Beach Pro-Am (Feb. 11-14), Northern Trust Open (Feb. 18-21), WGC-Cadillac Championship (March 3-6), and Valspar Championship (March 10-13) before the additional stops in Texas.

Spieth will arrive at Augusta looking to become the first player to win back-to-back green jackets since Tiger Woods in 2001-02.