Seven years after lacking out on a play-off by a shot as he tried to win the third leg of an unprecedented calendar grand slam, Spieth returns to the Outdated Course in pursuit of a second Open title following his victory at Royal Birkdale in 2017.
The 62 recorded by Branden Grace within the third spherical that 12 months stays the bottom in males’s main championship historical past, though three months later Ross Fisher set a course document of 61 at St Andrews within the Dunhill Hyperlinks Championship.
Jordan Spieth fears St Andrews might show too simple for the world’s finest gamers when it hosts the a hundred and fiftieth Open Championship subsequent week.
Requested after a gap 68 within the Genesis Scottish Open if the Outdated Course might show too simple, Spieth: “Yeah, I believe it is perhaps.
“It’s exhausting for me to inform given in 2015 we had a lot wind that we couldn’t even play. However I believe if it’s prefer it was this morning out right here, it’s only a wedge contest, actually.
“It was not essentially constructed for at the moment’s expertise however I believe that even a pleasant 10 to fifteen miles an hour wind would do one thing to it and the truth that it doesn’t seem like we’re going to get any rain, so I believe the defence could possibly be how briskly it performs.
“It might get like Muirfield was in 2013, and I believe that no matter wind situations, that may change the golf course considerably and make it difficult to carry fairways and greens.”
Spieth famously four-putted the eighth for a double bogey within the remaining spherical in 2015 however in the end believes it was a “weak” tee shot on the tough seventeenth which value him the possibility of a well-known victory.
“I believe what acquired me was truly the tee shot on 17,” stated the previous world primary, who had holed from 50 ft on the sixteenth to get right into a tie for the lead.
“I selected to go down the left (in the direction of the second fairway) pondering I might nonetheless manufacture a 4, however that left me little to no angle. It was a bit of little bit of a weak play I believe wanting again, and that’s the one I take into consideration.
“I went in off a win, I used to be taking part in the perfect on the earth on the time. I actually needed to win it for any motive, to win the golf match, to win a serious, however clearly the third in a row would have been fairly superior.”