2018 Open Championship: Final Round - Jordan During the Final Round

The 2018 Open Championship

Jordan Upbeat Despite Rough Day at Carnoustie: "My Best Golf Is Yet to Come"

Jordan Spieth was wounded physically but not mentally after failing to defend his Open title at Carnoustie on Sunday.

His 5-over-par 76 saw him drop out of an overnight three-way tie for the lead into a tie for ninth at 4-under 280, 4 shots behind winner Francesco Molinari.

"I feel fine," Spieth said. "I mean, I've already gone through the frustration. I'm kind of on acceptance now."

Spieth, who suffered a small cut on his finger when he retrieved his ball from a bush on the sixth hole, said he was "very pleased" with his performance this weekend.

"I played patiently," the three-time major champion said. "I put good swings on it. Never got down on myself. Never got angry. I just didn't make a putt today. I hit really good putts, too. My stroke is there. It's back.

"Actually my game all together is back. I've had different parts of every single part of my game being at kind of a low point in my career -- not all at the same time -- but enough to where I haven't really been able to compete. And now it's moving in the right direction. So I'm actually very pleased coming out of this week. Disappointed with not getting the job done, but I'm not going to win every single time.

"My best golf is yet to come, absolutely. Even better than 2015."