Jordan Spieth said that a bit of rare advice from his wife, to 'take 5 seconds,' helped him to his second straight Easter win

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Jordan Spieth said that a bit of rare advice from his wife, to 'take 5 seconds,' helped him to his second straight Easter win
Jordan Spieth greets his wife Annie and baby Sammy on 18th green at 2022 RBC Heritage.AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton
  • Jordan Spieth won the RBC Heritage over the weekend.
  • Spieth won despite what looked like a costly miss on the 18th green on Saturday.
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Jordan Spieth is back in the winner's circle.

After prevailing in a one-hole playoff against Patrick Cantlay on Sunday, Spieth won the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town, winning on Easter for the second year in a row.

Spieth had played well all weekend but hit disaster on the 18th green on Saturday, when he missed an 18-inch gimme putt just before ending his round. It felt like a mistake that was sure to bite him in the end.

But as it turned out, Spieth was able to weather the storm, posting a very good number early on Sunday and holding on to best Cantlay in the playoff.

Speaking after the tournament, Spieth credited his wife for giving him an important bit of advice after his disappointing finish on Saturday.

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"I was about as upset after the round yesterday as I've ever been in a golf tournament," Spieth said. "There's just no excuse for those kind of brain farts as a professional to myself, but also to Michael, who's working his butt off, to go out there and do that, that could potentially affect the outcome of a tournament. And I've done that a number of times on this stretch in the last four weeks.

"So Annie told me last night, you need to take five seconds now — and she never comments on my golf. You need to take five seconds, if you miss a putt, before you hit your tap-in. So I thought about it today. There was a couple times I was just going to rake it, and I was like, no, I've got to take five seconds."

Spieth has quite a habit of making the easy putts look hard. Just two weeks before his mishap on the 18th green on Saturday, Spieth offered this disastrous three-putt to the golfing gods.

Still, Spieth is so good that he can fight through those mistakes and still beat most, if not all, golfers in the field on a fairly regular basis. The RBC win was a welcome bounce back for the three-time major winner, who just one week ago missed the cut at the Masters for the first time in his career.

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