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How texting played a part in Jordan Spieth's win

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- He may not text while he drives, but Jordan Spieth wasn't shy in sending a text to his caddie Sunday morning declaring his pre-round goals. Picture the scene: clad in his Under Armour best, legs up on the couch in one of the two Augusta homes he rented this week, deciding to send caddie Michael Greller a bold digital missive.

"I texted Michael this morning and said, Michael, I want us to get to 20 under," Spieth said. "I want to get to 4 today. I want us to be focused on that.'"

Spieth said he woke up ready to go earlier than he hoped at 7 am and spent the morning with friends and family before coming to the course. He also got an inspirational text from fellow Longhorn Ben Crenshaw.

"He sent me a text that I got this morning," Spieth said, a newsflash in itself that Gentle Ben is texting. "I got a lot of really nice texts, but his said,  Stay patient, this is going to be yours, you've got this and you're playing great.  Just keep your head down and stay focused,' I think is what it said."