AT&T Byron Nelson

Friday, May 14, 2021

McKinney, Texas, USA

TPC Craig Ranch

Jordan Spieth

Quick Quotes

Q. Jordan, 2-under today. Not as fiery a round as you had yesterday. What are your takeaways from the day of golf today?

JORDAN SPIETH: Yeah, just knowing that the wind was going to pick up on the back nine I thought shooting 5-under was kind of a good goal today if I played well.

Just got off to a poor start. I mean, being -- even through those first four on the back nine, I think the scoring average will probably be one to one and a half under par on those holes.

So losing a couple to the field there got me a little frustrated. If you kind of tap the brakes a little when the scores are going to be low you feel like you have to play catchup.

Yeah, I just had plenty of looks. I didn't make many putts at all today. It was nice to cap off a birdie on the last hole to really feel like I had -- within three is certainly a lot better as you head into a weekend when you got to score.

Q. I know you hadn't played much golf over the three weeks since the Masters, then you come in and play the 18 holes in Wednesday pro-am, and then yesterday, tight turnaround. How were you feeling body-wise?

JORDAN SPIETH: Yeah, I mean, it clicks in pretty quickly. I get to just -- it's just kind of get right back into it. I was a little tight starting out today for sure. It transferred into my swing.

I mean, I'm young enough there shouldn't be any excuses. I'll be fine. Just get some treatment and some compression pants and be ready to go tomorrow.

Q. Knowing what the conditions will be this weekend what I've seen in your game over the last few days, what's the key going to be for you heading into Saturday and Sunday?

JORDAN SPIETH: I think, one, I just got to kind of get a little more compact with my golf swing. Just throw out today, go to the range, and just go back to yesterday's feels and see if I can get a little more compact.

Then I really got to get dialed in with a putting feel. I've missed six or seven putts inside of ten feet the last two days. That's just kind of that, you know, when you get to playing more and more you just -- instead of being a little uncomfortable you just start to -- they're just another putt.

So I think, one, it's just going to be getting a better stroke feel, and two, just tightening things up a bit.

Q. (Off mic.)

JORDAN SPIETH: Yeah, it's been very exciting, and then a little bummed at the break just because when you're playing well you just want to keep playing.

And so I kind of went into this week like, we'll just see what happens and hopefully we can -- hopefully I can get back on the same track I was on. Make some, you know, mild improvements day in and day out, and it seems to be that way so far.

Tomorrow will be a really good test. Tomorrow the golf course will be more difficult than any other day, and I think that'll be test on where I'm at.

Yeah, definitely having a lot more fun. When I wake up at 4:30 I'm in a bad mood just as most people probably are and I needed to kick that today. I think yesterday even when I wasn't playing a good hole I was kind of laughing at the miss or chunked it and laughed. Today I had a shorter fuse.

So hopefully I can -- I'll just get some better rest tonight and then, like I said tomorrow, will be kind of a fun test. There is no reason for me not to trust everything I'm doing. At this point, I've got an opportunity to contend here, and if I can get myself a chance on Sunday, that is the best prep for this tournament and also next week.

That was what I was saying manage San Antonio. Same idea.

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