Jordan Spieth
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Jordan Spieth Jordan Spieth plays the WGC Match Play last month in Arizona. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

"A lot of guys have told me, going back to last year— ever since I knew I was going to be in the Masters — to try and get there early," Spieth said in a lengthy pre-tournament interview from the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla. "The course changes a lot, but you want to get there, get the whole awe factor out. I think I've done that. I played 27 holes in October right after it opened, and then I played the weekend prior to last week's WGC. So, the weekend of Honda and I was there, played another 27 holes. I played [holes] 10 and 18 a couple extra times."

"They say the TV doesn't put the right elevation into context, and it's exactly right," Spieth said. "I didn't get the full effect of that [two weekends ago, or in October] because the course was softer, the ball is not running all the way down the hills or rolling off the sides.
Certain holes like 13 really amazed me how much that hole doglegs. I thought you kind of sling one around the corner with a 3-wood and it rolls. You're hitting almost backwards.
"Some of the lines, just the significance of the turns and then obviously the elevation changes were the biggest things," he added. "And the severity of the greens, obviously."
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