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Spieth Keeps Knocking, Waiting For An Open Door

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA | If it’s any consolation to Jordan Spieth, Martin Kaymer showed him early Sunday evening just how hard it is to win any golf tournament, especially the Players Championship.
Trying to finish off a rain-interrupted tournament of which he had complete command before thunder, lightning and the looming specter of cruel fate intruded, Kaymer created drama where there had been none,
sputtering and gasping his way to a victory that should feel redemptive but probably feels more like a relief the way it ended.
Spieth was alongside to see it, playing through the raindrops and his own disappointment of having been unable for the second time in a month to close the deal on one of the game’s biggest championships.
“I’m stinging right now,” Spieth said, lit by floodlights a moment after Kaymer had walked past, ushered to the trophy presentation by PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem and a television camera crew.
Sound familiar?
After losing a two-stroke lead in The Masters on Sunday, Spieth called his tie for second at Augusta National “a stinger.”
Before anyone suggests that Spieth is developing an unsettling trend, remember he’s barely a year into his PGA Tour career. He’s still in his diaper years on Tour.
If winning golf’s biggest events were easy, everyone would do it. Ask Sergio García.


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