Jordan Spieth Says He Feels 'Good' and 'Strong' After COVID-19 Recovery

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVMay 11, 2021

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 11:  Jordan Spieth of the United States walks to the 18th green during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Jordan Spieth revealed Tuesday he contracted COVID-19 three weeks ago but has since recovered.

"I feel good. I feel strong," the golfer said, per Ryan Lavner of Golf Channel. "I feel ready to go for a good stretch of golf coming up."

Spieth said the symptoms were bad for the first day-and-a-half, and then he experienced five days he described as "kind of annoying," per Scott Bell of the Dallas Morning News.

The 27-year-old has not played since his tie for third at the Masters, which ended April 11. He is set to return to action Thursday at the AT&T Byron Nelson in McKinney, Texas.

Spieth said he initially felt symptoms the Tuesday before the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, which was held April 22-25. He had also planned to play at the Valspar Championship in Tampa, Florida, but couldn't.

While the three-time major champion could show some rust after a monthlong layoff between tournaments, he's healthy.

The American had been red-hot before the latest absence, earning a top-10 finish in six of his last eight PGA Tour starts. He has played seven stroke-play tournaments since the start of February and has been fourth or better four times in this stretch.

He also earned a win at the Valero Texas Open in April, his first victory since 2017. 

Spieth will try to return to form ahead of next week's PGA Championship.