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Sick Spieth: Sound worse than I feel

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NASSAU, Bahamas – Jordan Spieth’s voice cracked and he cleared his throat in an attempt to finish his answer.

“I mean, I feel fine, it's just my throat,” he said.

He didn’t sound great.

“I feel a lot better than I sound. As long as I feel good, I don't care how I sound or look,” he said with a laugh.

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Spieth cancelled his news conference on Wednesday at the Hero World Challenge because he was struggling to talk, the byproduct of a lingering cold and his journey from last week’s Australian Open to the Bahamas.

“I was sick a few weeks ago and then I think I didn't quite get over it,” Spieth explained. “On the plane ride back from Australia, I got on the flight and felt weird. Felt fine the next day and I think it kind of caught up with me a little, the fact that I just haven't slept, so just trying to catch up.”

Spieth, who finished eighth at the Australian Open, won the Hero World Challenge in 2014, but his practice has been limited this week.