Jordan Spieth sticks with what's worked for him

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After youthful success followed by an extended slump, he is back at the Masters with a win in hand.
AUGUSTA, GA. — As Jordan Spieth warmed up on the Augusta National practice range on Tuesday, his longtime coach Cameron McCormick stood to his right, alongside his longtime caddie Michael Greller.

Spieth's victory on Sunday, at the Valero Texas Open, was his first in four years. That he finally won shouldn't be all that surprising. He's won three majors and finished in the top three of a major as recently as the 2019 PGA Championship.

What should be surprising is that after a four-year drought, the same coach and caddie were with him when he won.

Tiger Woods changed coaches and caddies after winning majors with them. Spieth stuck with his people when he was at his worst.

"For me, it was taking ownership and this is what happened," Spieth said. "I believe in my team. They have proved themselves to be the best in the world, and how can we all get a little bit better through this and what steps are we going to take forward to be able to feel this momentum together as we start to make progress in the right direction, and then believing that that's happening."

If that answer was a few dozen words longer than necessary, welcome to golf's version of the filibuster. It's not clear whether Spieth gives interviews, or whether microphones just periodically capture what he would have been saying even if he were…
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