Spieth prepares for US Open
Jordan Spieth reveals his schedule in the run up to the US Open, the second Major of the year.
The world number two has set us sights on being in contention at this weeks’ Memorial Tournament, before taking a break and preparing for his assault at the US Open on July 18.
During his week off, the American’s caddy, Michael Greller, will be assessing the Chambers Bay course. The links course is said to have some surprises for the field and the likes of Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods have already had a number of practice rounds there.
“I’m playing Memorial and then I’ll have a week off and I’m planning on going in the weekend before,” revealed the Masters champion on sportal.com.au.
“Michael will be out there the week off walking some holes and getting some numbers but he’s seen the course a lot. He’s about as experienced as anybody that will be there.
“My US Open prep started – these tournaments are US Open prep. [I would] like to get into contention again next week.”
Spieth is coming off a tied for the finish at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship. He was in contention after Friday’s superb 64, but five bogeys over the weekend saw him fall out of the running.
“Last week I did and made a mistake on 16 but brought it back,” said the 21-year-old.
“So, the more you can get yourself into contention – that’s what I did before Augusta this year, I was two weeks in a row being able to be in the hunt, feel the heat and then I learned from that for Augusta. I’d like to do the same next week.”
The Memorial Tournament tees off on Thursday at Muirfield Village Golf Club, with Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler and defending champion Hideki Matsuyama all competing.
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