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Spieth not looking back after tying for 2nd at Masters behind Bubba Watson

  • Defending champion Graeme McDowell, using a hickory-shafted golf club, hits the ceremonial first tee shot from the 18th green at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, S.C. into Calibogue Sound on Monday, April 14, 2014, to officially start the 46th Annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. (AP Photo/The Island Packet, Theophil Syslo)

    Defending champion Graeme McDowell, using a hickory-shafted golf club, hits the ceremonial first tee shot from the 18th green at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, S.C. into Calibogue Sound on Monday, April 14, 2014, to officially start the 46th Annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. (AP Photo/The Island Packet, Theophil Syslo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Defending champion Graeme McDowell displays framed artwork he received during the opening ceremonies for the 46th Annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Monday, April 14, 2014,  at the  Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/The Island Packet, Theophil Syslo)

    Defending champion Graeme McDowell displays framed artwork he received during the opening ceremonies for the 46th Annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/The Island Packet, Theophil Syslo)  (The Associated Press)

Jordan Spieth says he gave no thought to withdrawing from the RBC Heritage after the grind of the Masters. Instead, he feels energized by his runner-up finish to Bubba Watson.

The 20-year-old Spieth is in the field at Harbour Town Golf Links, where play starts Thursday. Spieth says the experience at Augusta left him hungry. He understands he can't ease the disappointment at coming close to a Masters title without winning there in the future.

Spieth had an interesting pro-am outing Wednesday, congratulated by more fans than usual because of last week. He also took a wayward wedge shot by a playing partner to the knee, but was OK.