Jordan Spieth insists he is comfortable to go beneath the radar for the Masters as he seems to rediscover his placing form ahead of Augusta.
Spieth – who has managed simply two prime-10 finishes to date in 2018 – will tee it up at the Houston Open on Thursday in his ultimate outing earlier than the first main of the season.
The 24-yr-previous did not make it out of his group at the WGC-Dell Applied sciences Match Play final week however refuses to be too involved by current outcomes.
The 2015 Masters champion highlighted his efficiency two years in the past – when he let slip a 5-shot lead in the last spherical to complete in a tie for second – for instance of how shortly issues can flip round.
“I’ve gone into Augusta feeling decrease than I’m this second,” Spieth advised reporters. “In 2016 I used to be hitting it horrendously going into Augusta. I am hanging the ball rather a lot higher now, however I simply putted extraordinarily properly, ranging from the first spherical there, in 2016.
“To have the ability to compete subsequent week, it does not make a distinction what occurs right here [in Houston]. I do not care both means [about being one of the favorites]. We consider that if we go by our step-by-step objective and examine all the bins subsequent week, we’ve an opportunity to win.”
A relaxed Spieth declared himself in a “good place” after placing in a lot of work ahead of an important few weeks in the golfing calendar.
The world No. four has unusually struggled on the greens however has seen constructive indicators in apply.
“It is easy stuff – set-up stuff that’s simply acquired off and I have never fairly found out learn how to persistently get it again on,” he revealed. “I am getting there and placing so much of work in. If it comes by this week, or subsequent week, then nice. If it does not, it’s going to come quickly. I’ll keep the course.
“I’ve obtained 20-plus extra years out right here [on the tour] and some months of set-up stuff is not going to derail confidence. It has just a little bit this yr, however I am in a very good place proper now. I do know I’ve received time on my aspect and these couple of weeks aren’t the be-all and finish-all of my profession. Subsequently, I am not going to let it take over me.
“However I’ll put in so much of work in to be prepared for it, as a result of I’ll have time afterwards to relaxation.”