Jordan Spieth says he's "not taking it very hard" and "can laugh about" the Masters


It will go down in history as one of the biggest collapses in a major, but 22-year-old Jordan Spieth says he's over his Masters heartbreak already. 

"I'm not taking it very hard. I have ladies at grocery stores coming up and putting their hand on me and going, 'I'm really praying for you. How are you doing?' And I'm like, 'My dog didn't die. I'm doing OK.' I'll survive. It happens. It was unfortunate timing."

Spieth acknowledges that the quadruple-bogey seven on the par-3 12th will live long in the memory, but he isn't going to let it affect him going forward. 

"The 2016 Masters will always come back up. It will keep coming back up, even if I were to go onto next week and win and to go onto Oakmont and produce clutch shots and win. It's still going to come up when I get back to Augusta. I understand that. It was very tough to go through, but at the same time, I'm very fortunate that I have a couple major victories that I can draw on."

Spieth will be looking to bounce back ahead of his US Open defence in June

Spieth is confident that he can bounce back and add to the two majors he picked up in 2015. 

"If you're in contention at a major, say, 50 times in your career, something like that is going to happen," says Spieth. "Just don't let it happen again. We'll be back. No problem."

Spieth, who hasn't played competitive golf since the Masters, will return to action at The Players Championship, which will begin a run of four events in four weeks. 

"I'll be at Players, and then our two hometown events and then I plan on playing Jack's event at Muirfield," he says. Spieth will then have a week off to prepare for his US Open defence at Oakmont. 

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