Spieth entertaining European Tour thoughts

Jordan Spieth's recent comments sparked rumours that he might be joining the European Tour for the 2016 season.

The two-time major winner was speaking at a press conference in Shanghai, China, ahead of the WGC HSBC Champions event, which tees off on Thursday.

"I love travelling across the world to play golf…I think it's cool to see the different golf courses, the different fans, the knowledge of the sport across the globe," quipped the 22-year-old.

"I do want to play more golf in Europe. I do enjoy coming over to Asia as well, and I love my time in Australia. Who knows? This sport can take you anywhere.

"I'm not sure of the specifics of The European Tour, but I know that I do play at least eight or nine events a year that count towards that schedule.

"It sure would be something interesting to maybe look at in the future. I'm certainly busy enough as it is right now, so it's not something I'm currently looking at, but you never know, down the road."

The Texan will tee off at Sheshan Golf Club for the first time since his win at the Tour Championship, where he secured the 2015 FedEx Cup title.