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Grit drives Spieth to remain on top

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Golfer Jordan Spieth hates to lose more than he loves to win, and it’s working out.

Last year, the PGA champion notched two majors among his five wins, took home $22 million and topped the world ranking.

Distractions, well, they distract. After a whirlwind media tour of New York City, he came back to Hilton Head and opened the Heritage with a fuzzy 74.

Spieth was so angry about falling be­­hind that he came back the next day and shot a 62.

That, for fellow pro Zach Johnson, was Spieth’s best moment.

“What I admire most about him,” Johnson says, “are the intangibles: the grind, the heart, the ability to get the ball in the hole no matter what.”

— Adapted from “Staying Power,” Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated.

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