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Woods impressed with what he sees from Spieth

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BETHESDA, Md. – Arguably the game’s greatest player has turned into one of golf’s most avid fans.

On Monday at Quicken Loans National media day, Tiger Woods – who has been sidelined since March following back surgery – was asked about the rise of Jordan Spieth and his interest level was evident.

“I’m not sure if it was at the Masters (where Spieth took a share of the lead into the final round) or The Players (where the 20-year-old was also tied for the lead through 54 holes), but I was watching him look at the hole while he putted,” Woods smiled. “I hadn’t seen that since last year’s Presidents Cup.”

Woods, who also endured an enormous amount of pressure when he first turned pro, had a unique perspective when asked about the scrutiny that has befallen Spieth.

 “I think he can be great. He has plenty of power and confidence and you can see how well he’s been playing,” Woods said. “Just give him time.”