Spieth stresses patience after setting 36-hole record

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Everywhere Jordan Spieth goes this week, he’s been asked about last year. He had a chance to win on Sunday but bogeys on Nos. 8-9 and another on 12 put winning a green jacket at age 20 out of reach and Bubba Watson won for the second time in three years.

So, on Tuesday, during his pre-tournament news conference, he was asked what he learned from that experience. On Thursday, following an opening-round 64 he was asked what he learned from that experience. And, yes, again on Friday, following a 66 that allowed him to collect the 36-hole Masters scoring record, he was asked what he learned from last year.

“Just like I’ve said each time, every day, what I learned was patience,” Spieth said. “What I learned was that the weekend of a major, those rounds can often seem like two rounds in kind of the mental stuff that’s running through your head.

“This is only the halfway point and I’m aware of that. Not going to get ahead of myself and I’m going to try and stay in the moment and very patient these last two days and understand it’s going to feel like a whole other tournament."