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Masters Notebook: Spieth looks back at his 2015 Masters title

April 10, 2019

AUGUSTA — Jordan Spieth admitted Tuesday he rarely watches his past tournaments and said he should probably do that more. But Monday night he and his father, Shawn, casually watched his 2015 Masters Championship over a game of cards.

“It was really cool to relive,” Spieth said. “Especially the final – I think we picked it up maybe Saturday – and it was fun to relive some of those shots and some of the putts that were holed.”

During that tournament Spieth led wire-to-wire and won by four shots over Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose with an 18-under total.

“You know, I was kind of commentating to my team, the people that were around me on some of it, and it was very memorable because it was the highest of highs I’ve had in this sport,” Spieth said.

Frankly Speaking

When Tiger Woods met with the press on Tuesday he was sporting what looked to be a new, orange and white logo. The fact he was some 10 feet or more away from everyone made the logo hard to identify.

Turns out the logo was very familiar.

“It’s Frank,” he said.

What?

“Frank, my head cover,” he smiled.

Another familiar look Tiger is returning to is his throwback turtleneck style he used to wear in his early professional days of the 90s and 2000s.

“I thought it was a pretty neat look back in the day,” he said. “I was probably in a little better shape back in those days, but I had won events wearing the mock, and I just think that it’s – I’ve always enjoyed wearing them, and you’ll see it on Thursday.”

Meditation Moments with McIlroy

Apparently Rory McIlroy is toying with meditation practices and it’s just an effort to clear his mind. He’s not expecting it to alter anything else in life.

“Look, I’m not going to go and live with the monks for a couple months in Nepal but just to be able to get your mind in the right place and be able to focus and to center yourself,” he said. “It’s not as if I’m being consumed by it.”

McIlroy went on to talk about the amount of apps that can be downloaded to help in meditation.

The morning before winning The Players Championship last month, he mentioned he made it part of his morning routine, which included, of all things, juggling.

“My routine now consists of meditation, juggling, mind training, you know, doing all the stuff to get yourself in the right place,” he said. “It was actually cool. I was watching the (Augusta National) Women’s Amateur over the weekend and I saw a few women on the range juggling, so it’s catching on.”