Jordan Spieth credits Tiger Woods' event for improving his game at The Sentry

"Coming here and picking up where I left off there is really nice"- he said.

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Jordan Spieth credits Tiger Woods' event for improving his game at The Sentry
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Jordan Spieth took a break after the 2023 Ryder Cup due to an injury affecting his arm, hand, and fingers. He made a comeback in December at Tiger Woods' Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, finishing sixth. His performance there gave him confidence for this week's event in Maui. "Tiger’s event was big for me, just to get out there and into contention," Spieth said after Saturday's round at The Sentry, as quoted by sbnation.com

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"Coming here and picking up where I left off there is really nice"- he continued


Spieth shot a perfect 6-under 67, moving him up the leaderboard.  Spieth has set goals for himself, and is aware that he will not have an easy task. Confidence is most important at this moment.


“I just assume I have to shoot 6-under [or more]. It’s just crazy how the scoring is.”

Plantation Course at Kapalua

The Plantation Course at Kapalua allows golfers to make numerous birdies. 

Spieth really loves playing on this course. He says it's super fun because you have to use lots of different shots. The holes are tricky and make you change how you play. Even though there are big open areas where you can hit the ball far with a driver, the real challenge is making shorter shots by changing how you hit the ball. This makes the course really special and different, something you only get here. Such challenges give you even greater motivation.

Spieth talked about how sometimes, even if you're playing really well, you might not get as many good scores or lucky breaks on this course. He said at Kapalua, some players might start off scoring okay but still need to work hard. The course can be a bit tricky: in a few rounds, it might not show all its challenges, but by the end of the tournament, it becomes clearer. He mentioned that some players might feel awesome shooting 4-under, while others who shot 6-under might not feel as good, just like himself. He said it might not always seem fair, but that's just how the game goes sometimes.

Spieth has huge expectations, and hopes that he can catch his form and show his quality in the best way.

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