Spieth motivated by losing to Day in recent rounds


ATLANTA – No one has had a better view of Jason Day’s run the last few weeks than Jordan Spieth.

Spieth has been paired with Day 10 times since the U.S. Open, a run that has included four victories for the Australian.

Spieth is 2-7-1 against Day over those last 10 head-to-head meetings, including Rounds 1 and 2 last week at the BMW Championship when Day was a combined 18 under par compared to Spieth’s 11 under effort.

“I mean he destroyed my score in those rounds,” Spieth said on Wednesday at the Tour Championship.

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The duo will be reunited on Thursday at East Lake when they set out for the first round together at 2 p.m. ET. It’s a sequel that Spieth has embraced.

“It is very motivating, because my personality I don’t like getting beat in anything and I’m very stubborn,” Spieth said. “When it’s not fun it motivates me.”