Spieth reveals secret weapon

Jordan Spieth believes he holds an advantage over the rest of the field at the looming US Open in Washington this week.

Spieth is bidding to become only the sixth man in history to win the Us Masters and Open in the same year, after Craig Wood, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

He will have to overcome the tricky Chambers Bay Golf Course if he is to do so but believes Michael Greller, his caddy and a former employee at Chambers Bay, can help him do so.

“I feel like if there’s any advantage, it would be towards us with his (Greller’s) knowledge of the place,” Spieth told AFP.

“It’s going to help driving the ball, sight lines and understanding when things get firm he’s going to know where it would run off to a little better.

“Off the tee it’s really going to help. Into greens, I don’t think he’s seen where the pins are going to be and he’s certainly hasn’t seen the greens the way we’re going to play them this weekend. So we’re going to have to adapt to that.”

The American has already put in two practice rounds on the 70 par course and says he expects “a fun challenge”.

He has recorded nine top ten finishes on the PGA Tour this season and seems to be well positioned to take his second Major title this weekend.