Jordan Spieth didn’t have the best week at Firestone, but at the end of the day’s his form makes him the man to beat at Quail Hollow. Could this be the week that Spieth joins the ranks of career Grand Slam winners?
That’s a big part of what makes Spieth so dangerous at the PGA Championship. The length of the newly-revamped Charlotte track may seem to work against him at first glance, but as we’ve seen at Augusta National, among others, Spieth’s true talent lies in his fantastic closing ability.
In 2017 thus far, Spieth ranks second on the PGA TOUR in greens-in-regulation (70.58%) and first in birdie average (4.61/round) and adjusted scoring. Spieth’s is a game built on precision ball-striking, deadly putting and an instinct for shot-making that few other players have.
Think back to the Open – not like we’ll forget anytime soon. Just when it looked like Spieth was about to give it all up on Sunday at Royal Birkdale, his brilliant recovery shot on No. 13 began a streak of lights-out golf like we’ve rarely seen.
Spieth has an uncanny ability to rise to the occasion when the stakes are the highest. With the Grand Slam on the line, look for him to be right there at Quail Hollow.
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