Jordan Spieth confident of a return to winning ways
Last Updated: 07/02/19 5:33pm
Jordan Spieth has not lifted a trophy since the 2017 British Open, but says he could never win again and still have had a great career.
The American triumphed 11 times on the PGA Tour before turning 24, but has drifted to 21st in the world rankings following a disappointing season.
He has seemed out of sorts since a poor final round at last year's Open at Carnoustie, where he shared the lead starting on Sunday before fading to a tie for ninth.
"Your career is not defined by a couple of bad years and I could have really poor years the rest of my career and still have a pretty fantastic career," Spieth told reporters on Wednesday.
"If I think about it that way it certainly makes me happier, frees me up a bit. I'm in a good place now."
Spieth returns this week to Pebble Beach, where he won two years ago, for the PGA Tour's Pebble Beach Pro-Am that is played on three courses on the Monterey Peninsula in northern California and shown live on Sky Sports Golf.
Pebble Beach will also host the US Open in June when the course is likely to be much drier than the damp, lush conditions that will greet players this week after recent heavy rains.
Spieth is part of a field that also includes world number three Dustin Johnson, who won the European Tour's Saudi International on Sunday.
Whether or not this is the week Spieth finds the missing ingredient, he thinks his game is moving in the right direction and says he won't go chasing results.
"Sometimes that means results are coming soon, sometimes they're coming later, but they're coming," he added.
"I'm not going to chase them as hard as last year because you can get hurt doing that, you can get into some bad patterns."