Sport US PGA Spieth's 'toughest' major test

01:06  13 august  2017
01:06  13 august  2017 Source:   Omnisport

US PGA Championship begins as history looms for Spieth

  US PGA Championship begins as history looms for Spieth Grayson Murray took the first shot of the US PGA Championship as a field of hopefuls aim to take the spotlight away from Jordan Spieth.Jordan Spieth's bid to complete the career Grand Slam drew into focus as the US PGA Championship got under way at Quail Hollow on Thursday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jordan Spieth only needs to win the PGA Championship to complete the career Grand Slam. Quail Hollow played to an average score of 74.7, making the PGA Championship look like the toughest test of the year in the majors .

From the time he missed the cut at Valhalla in the 2014 PGA Championship, Spieth has not finished worse The course has lived up to its reputation as the toughest championship test in golf over the last couple "That was a huge week for us , especially to win before any of the next majors ," he said.

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Jordan Spieth is happy to wait for a career Grand Slam, but admits the US PGA Championship shapes as being tough for him to win.

The American three-time major winner carded a third straight round in the 70s at Quail Hollow, shooting an even-par 71 on Saturday.

Spieth, 24, was aiming to become the youngest player to win the career Grand Slam, but he sits at three over and is set to have to wait to complete the set.

While he has always wanted to win all four majors, Spieth said he felt the US PGA would be the most difficult.

"I didn't have it written in a diary from when I was young that I need to win a career Grand Slam as the youngest ever. That wasn't the goal," he said.

Spieth seeking strong finish

  Spieth seeking strong finish Jordan Spieth was eager to look for positives after his bid to win the PGA Championship was ended by a third-round 71.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.

Pga tour champions. Web.com tour. Spieth , who started the day with a three-shot lead, knew his lead was lost. He just didn’t know how large the deficit would be, or if another major championship was going to slip away.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jordan Spieth felt like he was "free rolling" coming into the PGA US Open champion Brooks Koepka led five players at 68. Quail Hollow played to an average score of 74.7, making the PGA Championship look like the toughest test of the year in the majors .

"The goal was to try and win them all. The goal was to try and get on the PGA Tour and then from there see what happens. And yeah, I have a lot of opportunities.

"The PGA Championship I think is going to be the toughest for me. 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."

Spieth missed the cut in his first two appearances at the US PGA before finishing second in 2015 and tied for 13th last year.

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