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Spieth's Nelson plan: Lay off the sauce and steaks

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DALLAS, Texas – With pockets of shade few and far between and temps expected to approach 100 degrees, Dallas native Jordan Spieth has some friendly advice for the other players teeing it up alongside him this week at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

“Just a lot of hydration. Lay off the sauce every night, no alcohol,” Spieth said. “It makes a difference if you have two beers on a Tuesday, it really does.”

Trinity Forest Golf Club is hosting the event for the first time. It will present a unique challenge for players, and it does not present much cover from the Texas heat. Contrary to what the name might suggest, the course was built on a former landfill and doesn’t have a single tree on the interior of the property.


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While the course received a dousing of rain late Tuesday morning, that’s expected to be some of the last moisture the course receives all week. Temps for Thursday’s opening round are expected to top out at 94 degrees, while the forecast highs for Friday and Saturday are 97 and 96 degrees, respectively, with a zero-percent chance of rain on either day.

The conditions mean a more watchful eye for Spieth, both when it comes to what he drinks and what he eats this week at his hometown event.

“Stay away from big steaks. These are the kind of stuff you start to learn once you kind of feel sluggish,” Spieth said. “I’m 24 and I still kind of feel a difference here and there.”