Can Spieth Make it Three in a Row?
Jordan Spieth has injected excitement into the2015 golf season as Tiger Woods makes his inglorious exit from the “elite player” category.
Following outstanding performances in the Masters and U.S. Open, Spieth has us all on the edge of our seats with anticipation of a “history-making” event at St. Andrews. As reported in the Daily Star:
“The Texan, 21, has claimed the first two Majors in 2015 and is now bidding for three in a row at The Open.
And the water ahead of him looks a little calmer now Open champion Rory McIlroy has ruled himself out of defending his title at St Andrews after injuring his ankle. S
pieth has been the man so far this year.
Now he is the man to beat. After winning the Masters at Augusta for his first Major title, the American backed up his credentials as world No.2 with victory at the US Open.
He is the hottest thing in US golf since Tiger Woods arrived on the scene in 1997 and is tipped to have a long-running battle with McIlroy for the world No.1 spot.
The prospect of that, though, dipped slightly with the news of McIlroy’s injury – which is a total rupture of his left ankle ligaments. But it is still something that is on Spieth’s radar.
He said: “I think if I just focus on trying to win tournaments, I’m going to inch my way closer to that ultimate goal of being world No.1. I didn’t think at the beginning of the year I would have a chance to get there this year – but there certainly is an opportunity now.
I just need to keep working as hard as I have been and focus on this week and next week and a strong finish to the season – because there’s a lot of world ranking points in all of the events coming up.’”
Sit back, relax, and let’s see if history is made.
Jordan Spieth [GETTY]