Spieth encouraged by progress – Betfred Blog

Updated: 23/05/2022


Jordan Spieth believes his game is in a good place ahead of the US Open after he finished in a share of third at the US PGA Championship at Bethpage Black (Spieth 20/1 to win the US Open).

The American has struggled in the last 12 months, with his last top-10 finish coming at the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie.

Spieth has remained active but failed the generate any consistency and dropped down to 30 in the world rankings.

Before the start of the US PGA Championship, he claimed his slump was over and he backed up those comments after finishing on two-under par, thanks to a final round 71.

While he was one-over during Sunday’s final round, Spieth believes he is finding his rhythm again ahead of the US Open at Pebble Beach on June 13.

He told the PGA Tour: “This is the best I’ve felt in quite a while. I’m very happy. My score in majors typically reflects the state of my game at that time and I’ve been speaking to how it’s been closer and better than maybe results would show, and it feels about how I finished this week.

“I have full belief in our team. I have full belief in my process, my mentality, my selfishness and my work ethic. I made progress from where I was last week and I feel like I can go to a course next week that I’ve had success at and is a way better fit for me than Bethpage, (and do well).

“Having said that, I’m still feeling like I have work to do, (but) I’m in a good place.”

Spieth finished alongside fellow countrymen Patrick Cantlay and England’s Matt Wallace (66/1 to win The Open Championship) and the latter says he cannot wait for the US Open to start.

He told Sky Sports: “I’m buzzing for the next major. I’ve shown that I can compete. I’m a little bit far away from the leaders but that’s a few putts here and there. I feel I’m right there mentally. The approach is going right and hopefully I can do that at the next tournament.”

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