“There's a lot of external factors over here, and I think that external is where I need to be living. You get less swing-focused and more shot-focused over here because the second you take your brain off of what you're hitting, you may not find your ball,” the Texan explained.
Since February’s Waste Management Phoenix Open where he tied for fourth Spieth has notched up eight top 10s from just 13 starts including his drought breaking win at the Valero Texas Open, a runner up finish at the Charles Schwab Challenge and third place efforts at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am and the Masters.
From 2018 until Phoenix this year, Spieth went winless and had just 12 top 10s in 70 TOUR starts. He spent most of that time preaching patience as he worked through swing issues but now he’s talking up his chances.
“To be honest, the path that I'm on and where I've been before in the game, I feel really good about my chances going forward, (being) as good as they have been historically,” he said as a warning shot to the field.
“I feel like I've been trending the right way and certainly had a chance this year already at Augusta. Made some mistakes in the first round and second round that I shouldn't have made that I very well could have won that golf tournament this year. I like where I'm at.
“By no means do I feel like I'm where I want to be mechanically yet, but this year has been a really, really good progression for me, and that's all I'm trying to do is just get a little bit better each day.”