Spieth eager to turn it around

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Jordan Spieth has failed to live up to his expectations around a course that he believes suits his game.

The American first played at TPC Sawgrass in The Players Championship in 2014 and fared pretty well, being in contention on Sunday afternoon.

But unfortunately for Spieth, an aggressive approach lead to him missing the last two cuts at the event. This year, he is hoping to end this 'fluke'.
"I love this course and I think it fits my game well," the Texan told his press conference.

"I want to think that it's just been kind of a fluke. I know I can play it really well if I play it smart and I think I've just been trying to do a little too much the last couple years."

Spieth gives credit to course designer Pete Dye for creating a number of high-risk high-reward holes, where if you’re not on top of your game you can rack up some big numbers.  

"Pete Dye's pretty good if you try and take some chances and you're not quite on," continued the world number five.

"That's where you get in trouble and you can make some numbers."

The two-time major winner arrives at TPC Sawgrass on the back of a decent start to the year, with four top ten finishes and a win at Pebble Beach. 

"I feel very confident about the progress I've made in my short game and especially my putting over the last couple of weeks to get ready for this," added Spieth.

"My striking has been plenty good to win anywhere this year."

Spieth is grouped with Japanese superstar Hideki Matsuyama and veteran Phil Mickelson for the opening round of The Players Championship, which tees off on Thursday. 

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