Media Center Interviews

April 4, 2021

Quick Quotes with Jordan Spieth

Q. We are here with Jordan Spieth, a champion once again on the PGA TOUR, walking away with it at the Valero Texas Open. After everything that you've been through over almost the last four years, what does this one mean to you?

JORDAN SPIETH: Yeah, it feels -- I honestly thought that I would be more emotional at the end, but I'm kind of glad I'm not. It was a fun battle today. I mean, Charley just -- I mean, I was standing there with Michael, I was like c'mon, Charley, throw me a bone, throw me a bone. The chip-in birdie, that reversal there, I could have gone up four. That was huge. Then he had a couple more birdies coming in. Now that's even more rewarding to have to kind of -- 17 was a big hole for me and I feel great. I mean, it feels amazing right now. It has been a long time. It's been since July of 2017. There's peaks and valleys in this sport. I never expected to go this long. Back then, in between wins, it just kind of took a lot -- maybe more for granted than I should have. It's very difficult to win out here and I'll certainly enjoy this one as much as I have any other.

Q. It can look glamorous out here when you're raising up that trophy, but people don't see what goes on behind the scenes. What are some of those moments that you've really had to push through to get to today?

JORDAN SPIETH: Yeah, there's some key moments here and there, different time periods where I felt like things were turning around. There's also moments I look back on where I hit balls till my hands bled and I wasn't doing the right thing and I just went home thought about it; sleeping, lost sleep. This sport can take you a lot of different directions. So I think it's just most important to embrace when I have moments like this and just really appreciate them and keep my head down, keep the process that I'm doing. Obviously things are starting to work without feeling like I quite have it all, so that's a really good sign. Take some confidence into next week as well.

Q. You said it in the beginning of the week that a win here would be great practice. This has been great practice for Augusta. What do you take specifically from the past four days here at TPC San Antonio?

JORDAN SPIETH: I've had a chance on Sundays over maybe three or four different Sundays in the last two months and today was by far the best that I played. Just to see those putts go in, I felt like I was doing everything right those other Sundays and I hit good putts and they wouldn't go in. Today I hit a couple that I didn't quite strike very well but they went in. It's a funny game. It shows that as long as you put yourself in that position enough times, the bounces do go your way. I got a couple good breaks early in the round today to allow me to kind of jump out in front and feel like I had control.