Jordan Spieth

Poor Jordan Spieth. He knows the highest of highs, and now, after the 2016 Masters, he knows the lowest of lows, too.

After his fourth-round collapse handed over a would-be Masters win to Danny Willett, Spieth was devastated. But The Masters relishes its cruelty, manifest in its traditional ceremony in which last year's Masters winner helps the current champion slip into his green jacket.

We watched and cringed as Spieth choked back his suffering to anoint Willett. Now, speaking for the first time since that fateful day, Spieth has opened up about his own personal experience.

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"I don't wish it upon any of y'all," Spieth told reporters at The Players Championship. "I know the feelings that Danny was experiencing. You know, I was obviously very happy for him, and he 100 percent earned his Masters win.

"It really bugs me when people are trying to take that maybe away from him or shoot it down, and the questions have been asked to him, do you think this will go down as you winning or him losing, and that's absolute bull, because he won and he earned it. I knew the shots he played down the stretch. He heard the roars. I knew the clutch putts that he made.

"But for me personally, it was certainly difficult to go through that experience right afterwards, feeling like I should have -- I had control of it and could have very well put it on myself or however it works, the [Masters] Chairman put it on. I don't really know how it works. I was hoping to find out."

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