Jordan Spieth says his Masters meltdown will not matter as he chases more major glory this year.
The 22-year-old inexplicably lost a five-shot lead in the final round at Augusta after finding the water at the 12th twice to give Danny Willett an unexpected shot at Masters glory.
The world number two says he has not been dwelling on the final-day drama, though, and is confident his game is in good enough shape to challenge at the US Open, The Open and USPGA tournaments later this summer.
“I’m not taking it very hard. It was just bad timing on the wrong hole,” Spieth said when asked about his late problems in The Masters.
“And you know, it is what it is, and I’ll move on,” he added. “If you’re in contention at a major, hopefully 50-plus times in your career, something like that is bound to happen. Just don’t let it happen again.”
The American will be gunning for glory in the US Open at Oakmont, the British Open at Troon and then also in the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine this year when he will line up for Team USA against Europe, and the two-time major winner believes his recent good record in the biggest competitions proves his calibre in golf.
He said: “We’ve now had a chance to win coming down the stretch in six majors and we’ve won two of them, including the last five and 2014 Masters.
“So that’s still a pretty good percentage, if you’re in contention six times, you win two of them, a third of the time.
“Considering my age, and hopefully with continued good health and continued improved play, if we keep that percentage up, we’ll be all right.”