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We saw this coming: Masters champ Jordan Spieth struggles at Hilton Head

April 16, 2015

After winning the Masters, many were surprised Jordan Spieth was even playing in the RBC Heritage. But no one is shocked he's playing poorly at Hilton Head.

Spieth spent two days on a whirlwind media tour of New York, doing 24 interviews in a 24-hour period and making appearances on everything from the "Today Show" to the "Late Show with David Letterman." Spieth made it to his Wednesday pre-tournament press conference, but he didn't play a practice hole before teeing off on Thursday.

"Yesterday my energy level was maybe at a two," Spieth said on Wednesday. "Today I'm back up to about a six. I should be at a nine tomorrow."

Despite being 21, we're going to assume Spieth didn't bounce back from his as quickly as he predicted based on his play. After making a record 28 birdies at Augusta National in four days, it took Spieth 15 holes to make his first birdie at Harbour Town. He shot a 3-over 74 to end a streak of 16 consecutive rounds under par.

This also might snap Spieth's run of four straight top-two finishes. Not that he'll be too upset having just claimed golf's most coveted piece of clothing.