Sport Spieth seeking strong finish

01:06  13 august  2017
01:06  13 august  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

I can't putt any worse – Spieth rues missed chances

  I can't putt any worse – Spieth rues missed chances "I can't putt any worse." Jordan Spieth rued his play on the greens after an opening one-over 72 at the US PGA Championship.Jordan Spieth lamented his play on the greens after the first round of the US PGA Championship, insisting he could not have putted worse on Thursday.

Then again, Spieth has had to be patient a lot this year. After a pair of top-three finishes in Hawaii and a victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, he “It's just a matter of can I put four together, how is my patience level and how I'm putting and scoring.” Dufner is seeking his fifth PGA TOUR victory.

Spieth 1 back after strong finish at Memorial. Jordan Spieth finished with four birdies on his last five holes Thursday and sits one shot behind co-leaders David Lingmerth and Jason Dufner.

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Jordan Spieth was eager to look for positives after his bid to win the PGA Championship was ended by a level-par 71 in the third round at Quail Hollow.

The 24-year-old American has been attempting to become the youngest player to complete a Grand Slam of majors this week, but he was unable to mount a charge up the leaderboard as he remained at three over for the tournament.

Spieth started 11 shots off the pace and dropped shots at the first, fourth and seventh holes.

He repaired most of the damage with birdies at the eighth and ninth but leaked another shot at the 10th before posting three successive birdies from the 14th.

Jordan Spieth feels no pressure to top Tiger Woods' Grand Slam feat

  Jordan Spieth feels no pressure to top Tiger Woods' Grand Slam feat Jordan Spieth can usurp Tiger Woods' as the youngest Grand Slam winner at the US PGA Championship, but he does not feel pressured.Jordan Spieth can become the youngest player to win a career Grand Slam this week at the US PGA Championship, but he does not feel any added pressure.

Then again, Spieth has had to be patient a lot this year. After a pair of top-three finishes in Hawaii and a victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, he swooned with three missed cuts in five starts.

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However, his day ended on a low note when he double-bogeyed the 18th after finding the water with his second shot.

Spieth is now looking to gain some momentum for the remainder of the season with a strong finish to the tournament on Sunday and he insists he is not too downhearted with his performance this week.

"Obviously any week you don't have a chance to win, you've fallen short of where you would like to be. Disappointing would have been going home after two days," he said.

"I think I saw some highlights today. This is the start of the fourth quarter [of the season].

"US Open Sunday, I was out of it, but I gathered a little something off that Sunday round that led to two wins and two tournaments after that including a major. Just one round like that can do that. That's what I'm looking to do here."

Slam hopeful Spieth makes late recovery as Garcia toils and Koepka shines

  Slam hopeful Spieth makes late recovery as Garcia toils and Koepka shines Eyeing a record-breaking career Grand Slam at the US PGA Championship, Jordan Spieth recovered to card a one-over 72 in the opening round.Jordan Spieth finished well to post a one-over 72 at the US PGA Championship, while there were conflicting fortunes for this year’s other two major winners Sergio Garcia and Brooks Koepka.

SPIETH SHINE: This is more like it for Jordan Spieth at a major. He shot a 69 to finish at 1 over for the tournament. Spieth was well off the lead, but seemed to be feeling much better with his game after shooting 76 in the third round.

Welcome to the Monday Finish where Jordan Spieth continued his early march toward history and where we are still trying to figure out the best place to take a But in one of the craziest situations ever seen Spieth delivered one of the gutsiest turnarounds you are likely to witness given the context.

Spieth had been critical of his putting after carding a 72 on Thursday but he was encouraged by his efforts on the greens this time around.

"Yeah, I putted better," he said. "I had a few more opportunities and then really putted nicely after No 6 today. Even my par putt on seven was a good putt.

"I found a little something that I was trying [to find] out there. It seemed to work out. I felt very good about the way I was stroking it and the way I played 10 of the last 11 holes."

Spieth is sure to have plenty more chances to complete the Grand Slam but he admits it will not be easy.

"The PGA Championship I think is going to be the toughest for me," he said. "If we look historically back on my career, I think I will play this tournament worse than the other three majors just in the way that it's set up.

"I feel like my game truly suits the other three majors maybe more than a PGA Championship. But I believe we can play anywhere and can win anywhere. It's just a matter of having everything in sync at the right time."

He has got that knack – McIlroy lauds Spieth resilience .
Rory McIlroy praised Jordan Spieth's mental toughness ahead of the US PGA Championship, saying the American could get out of any situation.Jordan Spieth's resilience is his greatest weapon as he searches for a career Grand Slam at the US PGA Championship, according to Rory McIlroy.

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