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Spieth: This could be the making of me

ESPN staff
April 14, 2014
Spieth: I can't wait to come back

Jordan Spieth admits his Masters heartbreak could be the making of him after losing a two-shot lead to finish tied for second place on Sunday.

The 20-year-old American, on his Augusta debut, hit back-to-back birdies on six and seven to move to eight under in a brilliant start to his final round.

However Spieth dropped three shots in five holes as Bubba Watson pulled away to win his second Masters.

"That was the best week I've ever had patience-wise, I think that was the key to success," SPieth told Sky Sports.

"Ultimately it stings because I had it to eight-under and felt very comfortable sitting on a par-five ready to push forward.

"But it wasn't my day today and obviously the way Bubba played it was going to be very difficult to beat him anyway. I'm very happy for him, and I can't wait to be back.

"This has been more valuable even than if I had won. I can take so much from this experience, one that I've never had before.

"I had never felt the way I felt this entire round in terms of nerves and pressure, and it was really cool to hole a couple of putts early and I just wish I could have held it together.

"It definitely could have happened today. I'm 20 and there's a long way to go, there's three more majors this year and a lot of events in between. This is another kick-start to what could be a great year."

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