Jordan Spieth, who recently won the US Open after ousting Dustin Johnson in a thrilling finale, is aiming to win a third consecutive Major title St. Andrews. If he wins the Open, he will become World No. 1 and become the first player since Ben Hogan to claim the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open in the same year.
Jordan Spieth is all but raring to go:
“I have momentum going into this week. I have plenty in the tank. I’ve just had a two-week break where I didn’t do a whole lot. I love where my putting is at. My pace is awesome. The only hard part is the time-zone adjustment.”
“But there is enough light in Scotland to play really early or late. We’ll figure out the best option to know ?St Andrews as well as we can.”
Spieth tees off with Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama at St Andrews and the trio seems very formidable.
Tiger Woods, the fallen hero, plays alongside Jason Day and Louis Oosthuizen, and while he has struggled with consistency, he did manage to show flashes of his old brilliance at the Greenbrier Classic, which was held two weeks ago. His experience will be vital at St. Andrews where he has bagged two British Opens.
The other notable groups are mentioned below:
|Tee Timings(ET)||Group Members|
|3:22 a.m.||Graeme McDowell, Webb Simpson, Oliver Schniederjans (a)|
|3:33 a.m.||Ernie Els, Tom Watson, Brandt Snedeker|
|4 a.m.||Ian Poulter, Charl Schwartzel, Bubba Watson|
|4:11 a.m.||Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Patrick Reed|
|7:50 a.m.||John Daly, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jason Dufner|
|9:12 a.m.||Adam Scott, Martin Kaymer, Jimmy Walker|
|9:34 a.m.||Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson|
|9:45 a.m.||Nick Faldo, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler|