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Golf: Spieth in another good finish and support for Tiger Woods gathers pace

Tiger Woods enjoying his golf again

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Jordan Spieth follows up Masters win with a good showing at the RBC Heritage and support for Woods gathers momentum

Jordan Spieth followed up his incredible US Masters win with a respectable joint-11th finish at the RBC Heritage, as he finished on 10 under-par.

He is still 6/4 with to win the US Open and did well to finish where he did, considering the mentally draining week he had endured the week before.

Going into the final day, he was five shots off the lead, though in the end it was Jim Furyk who beat Kevin Kisner in a play-off to take the title.

Tiger Woods, following his resurgent return to form at Augusta, is 4/1 with to win the US Open and Darren Clarke is delighted that the former world number one bounced back at the Masters.

“He has been absolutely brilliant,” Clarke said. “I think that both for the game of golf standpoint and being a mate of mine standpoint. I think he has been great.

“Tiger has had a career where he’s been questioned and doubted many, many times. There’s a reason why he was the best player in the world for a very long time and it’s great to see him coming back and playing.

“The game, the game, our professional sport is a better game for having a Tiger Woods playing well in it. I think you would all agree with that. He is that good.”

Golfer Chris Di Marco knows only too well what it is like to be on the end of Woods at his best, and is pleased to witness his renaissance.

“It’s great to see Tiger back doing fist pumps,” Di Marco said. “We’ve not seen it in a while and I love that it’s back. The Tiger Woods we’ve seen for the last eight or nine months is not the one we’re used to seeing but he’s back playing good golf again. His pitching is back as the strength of his game again.

“If you’d asked me before this week about him being a contender in the other three majors this season, then I’d have said ‘no’. But I’ve changed my mind based on what I’ve seen this week. I’ve gone full circle; he has proved everybody wrong.”

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