Jordan Spieth still has a nasty taste in his mouth after choking down the stretch at The Old Course in St. Andrews last month, and he’s out for “revenge” this week heading into the Bridgestone Invitational this weekend.
Spieth was gunning for history at the 2015 British Open and had it in his sights heading down the final stretch. However, a bogey on No. 17 and then a poor approach shot into N0. 18 torpedoed his chance to match Ben Hogan as the only men in history to win the year’s first three major championships.
Needless to say, the young man is not happy about his failure.
Don’t expect him to stay down long, though. Speaking with media on Wednesday at Firestone, Spieth put the rest of the field on notice:
“I’m hoping to kind of prove, coming off of this last major, that I’ve got like kind of a little bit of revenge that I need to get out from having control of the Open Championship with two holes to go and not closing it out,” Spieth said, via golfchannel.com. “That leaves kind of a bad taste in my mouth.”
He also knows that, while he is still a young man at the age of 22, most golfers don’t get many chances to reach the pinnacle of their profession, which made his poor play down the stretch all the harder to deal with:
“You don’t get many opportunities to contend in a major, in an Open Championship at St. Andrews, in your life,” he said. “So to have that chance and to feel like I was the one in control and to not finish it is a tough feeling on that flight home, especially with Zach and the jug there. I wish that it was in my possession there and not his.”
With five wins under his belt since December (including the first two majors of the season), Spieth is still the hottest golfer in the world. No doubt, he’s the favorite to win the Bridgestone this weekend, and then he’s going to be gunning for the PGA Championship the weekend after.
At this pace, he’s a sure-fire lock to win the PGA Player of the Year trophy, and if revenge spurs him on, then perhaps he’ll rack up a few more wins along the way.
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