Spieth ready for more after Masters success; Day withdraws

Charleston's Russell Henley tees off on 18 at RBC Heritage pro-am at Hilton Head (Daren Stoltzfus/WCIV)

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - 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.

Meanwhile, Jason Day has a cast on his left hand to immobilize his injured thumb and isn't expected to return to competition until The Players Championship in three weeks.

Day's agent, Bud Martin, says the cast was put on Wednesday as a precaution.

Day injured his thumb while winning the Match Play Championship in late February. He took six weeks off before playing at the Masters, where he barely made the cut.

Martin says the inflammation is deep and easily irritated by simple tasks. He's expected to wear the cast for two weeks.

Day withdrew this week from the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island, S.C.

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