Spieth has returned to St Andrews for the historic a hundred and fiftieth staging of the event, and has been drawn with Jon Rahm and Harold Varner III in Thursday’s opening spherical.
Though he gained the Open at Royal Birkdale in 2017, Spieth was near doing so two years beforehand when it was final held on the Outdated Course.
Acclimatising to the rigours of Scottish hyperlinks golf is a problem Jordan Spieth will keenly embrace at this week’s Open Championship.
Recent from successful the Masters and US Open earlier in 2015, he completed only one shot adrift of a three-way play-off, which was ultimately gained by Zach Johnson.
American Spieth, who completed tied tenth on the Genesis Scottish Open at Renaissance final weekend, is already relishing one other hyperlinks check.
He stated: “I might say it’s a really good break from the 115-degree warmth index that Dallas has had for 30-something days straight. I truly get pleasure from coming over right here for the climate.
“It’s a pleasant break from summertime and also you get these circumstances.
“I really like hyperlinks golf. We don’t get true hyperlinks within the States, no matter the place you’re.
“You get true hyperlinks over right here, and I actually get pleasure from enjoying that manner.
“I feel bodily I really feel extra freed up. I really feel they form of go hand in hand so far as selecting out the shot, and having fun with the creativity of the shot or putt.
“Then bodily, typically it’s slightly extra releasing the place you simply don’t should line it up useless straight and be good. As a substitute when you’ve got the wind right here, the hill right here, it form of frees you as much as be slightly extra really feel oriented, and I actually get pleasure from that side of it.”
A record-breaking 290,000 spectators will attend the Open Championship all through the course of this week.
Spieth is eagerly anticipating the engagement with the supporters on Scotland’s east coast, including: “I actually benefit from the crowds over right here. They’re essentially the most educated followers in all of golf. They perceive when typically you’ve got a pitching wedge in your hand and attending to 30 ft is a very good shot.
“Additionally they perceive if you’re attempting to get one thing nearer when it wasn’t so troublesome. They simply appear to be very educated, and it’s all the time unbelievable.
“This can be a more durable venue for followers as a result of for essentially the most half, they’re pushed on the outsides of the holes and even out of bounds for lots of the again 9.