Spieth reflects on win

Jordan Spieth notched up his fifth PGA Tour win on Sunday at an event he was criticised for playing at.

The American had the opportunity to prepare for The Open Championship by playing on the links of Gullane Golf Club at the Scottish Open, but instead opted for the lush greens and fairways of the John Deere Classic.

However, it turned out to be an inspired decision as the 21-year-old powered to a memorable win at TPC Deere Run, in a weekend that included a career best ten under 61.

“I really didn’t care anyways,” said the two-time Major winner on pgatour.com.

“I came here for a reason, and we accomplished that reason, and certainly have some momentum going into next week.

“This tournament means a lot to me. This is a tournament I truly love. To be able to shoot 20-under in three rounds is nice momentum. The finish, when I really didn’t feel like tee to green I had much, gives me a lot of momentum to draw on if I don’t have my best stuff.”

It was Spieth’s fourth win in 17 starts this season and his second in a row after his US Open win at Chambers Bay.

The run could see him challenge the world number one spot at this weeks’ Open Championship, as Rory McIlroy is injured on the sidelines.

Nevertheless, Spieth believes he still needs to make a few tweaks to his game before his assault at the Home of Golf at St Andrews. He also assured fans that he still has the vigour and verve to compete.

“I need to fine-tune my driver,” revealed the Texan.

“I love where my putter is at. My pace control, my speed is awesome right now.

“I’ve got plenty in the tank. Leading into the Masters, those couple of weeks right before could have taken a lot out of me with a runner-up finish and then a playoff loss. And we rebounded nicely.”