Spieth vows to maintain light schedule

Jordan Spieth has vowed to maintain a light schedule in a bid to return to the form which saw him claim two majors.

Spieth will feature in his first stroke-play tournament since September in next week’s Australian Open, and will only participate in one further competition before the end of the year – December’s Hero World Challenge, in the Bahamas.

The 23-year-old felt he needed some time off from the sport to recharge his batteries and will continue to pick and choose his tournaments in 2017.

Spieth believes that it was fatigue which saw him surrender a five-shot lead to winner Danny Willett at the Masters earlier this year, and insists he needs to be fresh to rediscover the form from 2014-15 when he became world number one after two major triumphs.

“I just wanted an off season. I needed some time off,” Spieth told GOLF.com.

“We’ll just see how it goes from there. I might do more, but I want to take it slow and see what happens.

“I don’t need that [the travelling]. I didn’t miss it at all.

“I’ve just got to do what I did in 2015.”