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April 22 2012

8:45 PM

Spieth gains confidence despite result

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Jordan Spieth shot a 75 Sunday at TPC San Antonio.
A final-round 75 wasn’t the finish Jordan Spieth was hoping for, but it’s all part of the learning experience for the 18-year-old University of Texas freshman. “I gained a lot of confidence from it,” Spieth said. “It didn't end the right way but it was a great week overall.” At one point in the third round, Spieth climbed as high as the top 5 on the leaderboard at TPC San Antonio before a bogey-double bogey finish derailed him as he closed in 40 to shoot 72. This was the second PGA TOUR event of the year for Spieth, who earlier this season missed the cut at the Northern Trust Open after rounds of 76 and 71. Last year, he tied for 32nd in the HP Byron Nelson Championship and in 2010 tied for 16th there before missing the cut at the FedEx St. Jude Classic the following week. For now, though, Spieth will head back to Texas, where he’ll focus on school and the Longhrons’ post-season, and Big 12 and National Championship race. “I'm glad to be back and joining the team for that and then can't wait for summer,” he said. “This summer should be filled with quite a few tournaments.”
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