WATCH: Jordan Spieth Sternly Dismisses Narrative Around Career Resurgence

Published 06/02/2021, 6:16 AM EDT
Mar 25, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Jordan Spieth on #1 tee box during the second day of the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports


The popular talk around the town is that Jordan Spieth is back! This came into existence ever since Spieth won the Valero Texas Open and ended a drought that nearly extended for four years. The Texas native has been playing terrific golf ever since, but Spieth is tired of being asked if he’s enjoying his career resurgence wherever he goes. 

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That’s been the case over the past few weeks. Yes, Jordan Spieth is playing better than he did a year or two ago, but everything has a boiling point. The media constantly keeps asking Spieth if he’s feeling better about his game than he did in 2018 or 2019. Of course, he does. 

Jordan Spieth is currently a part of the field at the 2021 Memorial Tournament. As he attended his pre-event presser, the golfer was asked how he’d compare his game at the moment. The focus on the question was if Spieth considers his current form to how he played in 2015, the year in which he won two major championships. 

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“I mean I’m — I hate the word “back,” I hate that, “He’s back.” I never went anywhere. This is all part of what happens in a career. There’s ups and downs. And I like looking forward and to what are the pieces that I need to put together for this kind of this jump start, this new kind of way that I want to be playing golf week-in and week-out,” Spieth expressed. 

Jordan Spieth enjoys bonding with Jack Nicklaus

The upcoming Memorial Tournament is hosted by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. That has always been the case ever since the event came into existence in 1976. As Spieth is getting ready to compete at the Muirfield Village Golf Club, he opened up on his relationship with Nicklaus. 

Spieth expressed that he’s often received valuable words of advice from arguably the greatest golfer ever. Nicklaus was there at Augusta National when Spieth made his Masters debut at the tender age of 20. Seven years later, Spieth is heading into a Nicklaus-founded tournament as a major favorite to win. 

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May 30, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Jordan Spieth tees off on the fifth hole during the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

“He’s always been a, always been supportive when you kind of feel like he needs to be, when you would like him to be and then he’s been a critic when you should be able to handle him being a critic,” Spieth mentioned about Nicklaus

Jordan Spieth has been coming to the Memorial Tournament ever since 2013. He hasn’t missed participating at Muirfield Village for seven consecutive years and the number will rise up to eight in 2021. However, Spieth has never won the Memorial in his career. Is this the year where he finally reigns supreme?

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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