Jordan Spieth vowed to “end up on top” as he reflected on being unable to convert a 54-hole lead into victory for the second week running on the PGA Tour. Spieth’s three-and-a-half year wait for his 12th professional victory continues following a second erratic final round performance of the month, closing with a 70 at Pebble Beach to finish tied for third, and three shots behind champion Daniel Berger.
“It’s not mental. I’m as confident as I’ve been in a long time,” said Spieth. “Not only the current outlook but also looking forward. So it’s still mechanics, that’s still dragging on.”
“I made some really, really good swings this week under pressure and I made some not so good swings under pressure and there were more good ones than there was last week,” he added. “So as I go into next week at arguably my favourite golf course in the world, at Riviera, I look to have more swings that I know are getting into position, hitting the spots I know that I can kind of turn and burn from than I had this week.”
“If I look back at Friday night in San Diego and you tell me I was going to share the 54 and have the 54-hole lead two weeks in a row and really just fight, finish strong to both weeks, I would have said you’re crazy, to be honest.” Spieth continued. “I was not in a great head space following that missed cut there and just did some really phenomenal work from Sunday through Wednesday of last week that was probably the best period of a few days of work that I’ve put in in a long time.”