Jordan Spieth, who’s making his first begin because the Masters at his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson match this week, disclosed Tuesday that he examined constructive for COVID-19 three weeks in the past.
Spieth, who received the Valero Texas Open on April 2 for his first PGA Tour victory in three-plus years, mentioned he got here down with the virus roughly 10 days after the Masters.
“No person I used to be round ever obtained it,” Spieth mentioned Tuesday at TPC-Craig Ranch close to Dallas. “After which it was the Wednesday of New Orleans after I began my signs — and it was dangerous for a day and a half, after which it was simply form of annoying for the following 5 days. Form of misplaced vitality and sinus stuff.”
Spieth mentioned he then began to get his full energy again and has returned to his routine.
“I might say the final week to week and a half now, I have been performing as if it by no means occurred,” Spieth mentioned. “I’ve simply gone about my days … feeling stuffed with vitality and with the ability to hit form of full exercises and follow classes and all that form of stuff. So [it] simply form of set me again just a little bit.
“If there’s ever a superb time throughout the season, it form of labored out OK. However I used to be planning to proceed to play. I wasn’t planning on taking a month off within the spring. So, at this level, it is get again to taking part in golf and try to get in the identical rhythm I used to be in and simply be affected person with it.”
Spieth mentioned he found he had COVID-19 after taking a fast take a look at at dwelling adopted by two PCR exams. He withdrew from the Valspar Championship, which he had deliberate on taking part in.
Though he quarantined in his own residence, Spieth mentioned his spouse, Annie, didn’t get the virus.
“It is actually been an enormous deal for lots of people,” mentioned Spieth, who’s now ranked twenty ninth on the earth. “I am not downplaying that. I am simply saying so far as me getting it, I am considered one of very many who’ve gotten it and also you simply go concerning the means of what you are purported to do: keep at dwelling, steer clear of folks, wait till you get cleared, after which return to work.”
Spieth is doing that now, taking part in this week earlier than subsequent week’s PGA Championship, the Charles Schwab Championship and the Memorial. He’ll then take per week off earlier than the U.S. Open.