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Azinger expects Spieth revival

6th August 2019, 15:49 by Gareth Freeman

Major winner Paul Azinger has backed Jordan Spieth to rediscover his form and get back to challenging for the biggest prizes soon.

Spieth won the Masters and the US Open in 2015 and then grabbed his third major by claiming the Open in 2017.

The 26-year-old has struggled to match those exploits since, with Spieth managing just two top-three finishes in nine attempts in the biggest events since his last major success.

The former world number one is now ranked 38th and some have questioned whether the American can get back to his previous level, but Azinger, who won the PGA Championship in 1993 and was a fixture in the world's top 10 for six years between 1988 and 1994, has no doubts over Spieth's talent.

"It's not that complicated," he said on a conference call promoting NBC and the Golf Channel.

"He's a smart guy and I think at this point you've just got to let him be young here for a little while and figure it all out.

"He's two or three swings away from piecing it back together. He's going to be around for a long time."

Spieth has 11 wins in total but hasn't managed a victory since his success at the Open.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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