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September 22, 2013

Jordan Spieth


JORDAN SPIETH:  Hit a great wedge there.  Two good shots and a birdie on the par 5.  16 wasn't expected.

Q.  What did you hit into 16?
JORDAN SPIETH:  I hit an 8 iron at about 176 and I adjusted, so about 180.  Really amped up to that pin on the ledge.
I actually hit it on the ledge the last two days.  So I was like, you know what, might as aim for the middle of green with a little fade, and it will go where it's been going.  Luckily the pin was up there this time and rolled the putt in.

Q.  [No microphone.]
JORDAN SPIETH:  No, I just hit it fat.  I was in between clubs.  I'll be honest with you, I was right in between clubs.  If I hit an 8 iron to a left pin it was going to be hard to control from the back of the green side, so I tried to just kill a 9.  It was just tough that I had that yardage.
If I did kill the 9, it would have been perfect.  But just a touch fat and hit it in the bunker.

Q.  What a way to end the season.  Boy, what a season.
JORDAN SPIETH:  Thank you.  It's been a dream come true.

Q.  Jordan, you have breaking new ground all season.  What did you learn about yourself today?
JORDAN SPIETH:  It was another round where I felt the same pressure I felt at the John Deere, at the Windham.  Right when I was up there on Sunday.  It's only happened a few times this year really.
Felt it kind of the last five, six holes there, and it was just really, really cool to have my putting stroke hold up.
And I judged my distances into the greens a lot better than I have in the past.  So taking a lot of confidence out of that finish.

Q.  Just for a moment, it went to 1, and then 17 happened to you.  It must have been the end of a bit of momentum for you?
JORDAN SPIETH:  I had it in between yardage, and I hit it a little fat.  I was in between 9 and 8, and if the pin's on the right side, then I hit the same shot that I hit on 16.
With it being on the left, if I try and draw the 8, it's just going to go too far.  So I tried to smoke a 9 iron like 160 into the breeze.  Obviously, I'm pumped up.  So it had to play that.  Just caught it just a touch fat with the ball by my feet and unfortunately plugged in the sand.

Q.  You have a lot of media stuff to do.  That will keep you hanging around.  You never know what might happen.
JORDAN SPIETH:  He was hitting 5 irons off the tee, so maybe he's playing for the FedExCup.  You never know what might happen, but I'm pleased with the day.

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