Jordan Spieth arrived at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa for the PGA Championship and is hoping yet to add the US PGA Championship to the Masters, US Open and Open. If he wins, he would become only the sixth man in history to win each of golf’s big four. It is to Spieth’s credit that he has fully embraced another tilt at making history.
“Certainly at this point, having won the other three, it’s an elephant in the room for me,” Spieth said. “It’s a goal of mine. If you just told me I was going to win one tournament for the rest of my life, I’d say I want to win this one, given where things are at. If you told me that before my career started I was going to win one tournament ever, I’d say the Masters because that was my favourite tournament growing up”.
“I feel good going into this week”
Speaking to the press at Southern Hills, Spieth said, “Things change, and this obviously has a significant meaning. Long term, it would be really cool to say that you captured the four biggest golf tournaments in the world that are played in different parts of the world and different styles. So you feel like you kind of accomplished golf when you win a career grand slam”.
He continued, “I have come close a couple of times. This hasn’t necessarily been my most successful major, but I feel good heading into this week.” Spieth won the RBC Heritage and finished second at the Byron Nelson since a surprise missed cut at this year, Masters. “Friday’s round, I shot 76 and I can’t tell you that I missed a shot. It was bizarre. I just really didn’t feel like I did much wrong. I’ve had weeks like that before. You just hope that they’re not at the Masters”.
Spieth made it back inside the world’s top 10, he was 92nd at the beginning of 2021. Spieth, Tiger Woods and Rory Mcilroy are the fan favourites to win the tournament. “They’re both just great to play with. They’re quick, they’re positive. I think you’ve got to embrace it and have fun and recognize these are the kind of pairings. I’ll get to tell my kids about it someday; ‘I got to play with Tiger in a major’.