Spieth laughs about Masters collapse


World number two Jordan Spieth insists he now laughs about his Masters collapse as he tries to move forward.

The American fell apart on his final round at Augusta in April, beginning his back nine with back-to-back bogeys and a quadruple bogey at the par-three 12th.

That saw him slip to a tie for second, three shots adrift of eventual champion Danny Willett.

Spieth, 22, is preparing to defend his U.S. Open title in June and said he was trying his best to forget about the Masters.

"I'm not taking it very hard," he said. "I've got ladies at grocery stores coming up to me, putting their hand on me going, 'I'm really praying for you. How you doing?' I'm like, 'My dog didn't die, I'm doing OK.'

"I'll survive. It happens. It was unfortunate timing, but actually I laugh about it now. I really do."

Spieth knows the incredible way he finished the Masters will continue to be a talking point.

However, the two-time major winner said he would remember his victories - not his losses - as he looks to add to his titles.

"It'll keep coming up. I understand that. It's tough every time it comes up. It was very tough to go through," Spieth said.

"At the same time, I'm very fortunate that I now have a couple of major victories that I can draw on.

"That didn't happen before I ever won a major and it didn't happen to where I still haven't won a major where that's going to be the only thing people are drawing on.

"Our team can draw on the wins and that's what we're going to do."