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Category: Jordan Spieth

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Spieth’s caddie criticism shows turbulent side of teamwork at US Open

Michael Greller got it in the ear during the opening round but Jason Day’s new hire shows how golfers value the partnershipIt constitutes a leap of faith to suggest we are witnessing the beginning of the end for one of golf’s most identifiable – and pr…

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US PGA Championship: Jordan Spieth hunting career slam and end to slump | Ewan Murray

Texan goes in pursuit of the US PGA from Thursday, the only major he has never won, as world No 39 and a live outsiderWhile the noise around Rory McIlroy’s attempts to complete a career grand slam at Augusta National reaches an annual crescendo the fac…

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Jordan Spieth must seize chance to arrest an alarming slide at Augusta | Ewan Murray

The American is without a victory since the 2017 Open and serious questions will follow if he does not do wellThere is method in the madness of dodging Masters hype. Patrick Reed, Sergio García, Danny Willett, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Ángel Cabrera an…

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Jordan Spieth must seize chance to arrest an alarming slide at Augusta | Ewan Murray

The American is without a victory since the 2017 Open and serious questions will follow if he does not do wellThere is method in the madness of dodging Masters hype. Patrick Reed, Sergio García, Danny Willett, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Ángel Cabrera an…

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Smart money is on Rory McIlroy snapping out of Sliding Sundays

Four-times major winner has failed to win from the final pairing on the last nine occasions. What would Jordan Spieth give for this supposedly woeful situation?Rory McIlroy has encountered this statistical storm before. Only the day – and the year – ha…

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Rory McIlroy prepares for Bay Hill title defence and ponders Masters blank

• No 6 one of three current players one short of career grand slam• ‘I’ve tried four times and failed, Lincoln lost his first election’When seeking to join select company one may presume Rory McIlroy would be perfectly happy to keep said group as tight…

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Francesco Molinari: ‘It doesn’t mean anything if you don’t win the Cup’ – video

Europe’s victorious captain, Thomas Bjørn, hailed ‘the best team room I’ve ever been in’ as he reflected on Europe’s 17½-10½ triumph in the Ryder Cup. Fittingly, it was the Open champion, Francesco Molinari, who secured the winning point and became the…

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Jordan Spieth fails to find Hogan’s Alley and suffers Open collapse | Andy Bull

Defending champion fades from tying for lead to share of ninth place after being snared by a 6th-hole calamity at CarnoustieCarnoustie’s 6th is a 580-yard par-five that runs inland from the sea. The fairway is split, to one side there is a track, which…

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Jordan Spieth sends Open warning after early eagle sparks surge

The defending Open champion is not giving up his title without a fight and a round of 65 was a statement of intentAs statements of intent go they do not come any more emphatic than Jordan Spieth’s at the 396-yard 1st on Saturday afternoon, where he fou…

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Jordan Spieth surges and Tiger Woods shines as Open comes to the boil

• Spieth shares lead with Schauffele and Kisner at nine under• Woods four shots off and leaderboard crowded with contendersWhatever transpires during the closing round of this, the 147th Open Championship, we will always have Saturday. At 13 minutes pa…

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Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth fail to shine as lesser Open lights sparkle

• American Kevin Kisner leads Open after five-under 66• Rory McIlroy three back, alongside Danny WillettWe spent all of Thursday waiting for a sprinkling of gold dust upon the 147th Open Championship. It ultimately failed to arrive but Rory McIlroy rem…

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Jordan Spieth spoils good Open start as Justin Rose has camera trouble

• Defending champion drops four shots on final four holes• Rose finishes well after struggles midway through roundJordan Spieth started as he intends to go on after handing the Claret Jug back to the R&A on Monday and saying that hopefully it will …

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Are we in danger of being seduced by a Tiger Woods fairytale? | Ewan Murray

Woods has performed brilliantly simply to be competitive again but his shortcomings are obviousThere is a recurring danger of sporting dreams blurring reality. The hype around Tiger Woods was once justified but the reality of recent months applies cont…

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Birdies galore as Tiger Woods shows signs of former glories with a 65

• Former world No 1 on a roll at Players Championship• Woods: ‘Eventually I was going to put all the pieces together’Tiger Woods relished this Sawgrass Saturday just as much as those desperate for the 14-times major winner to approach anything like his…

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Dustin Johnson lays down gauntlet with six-under 66 in Sawgrass first round

• Obviously if I play really well I’ll still be No1, he says• Justin Rose has a 68, Jordan Spieth balloons to 75Dustin Johnson has no apparent intention of giving up his position at the top of the world rankings lightly.Justin Rose, Jon Rahm, Jordan Sp…

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Patrick Reed wins Masters after holding off challenges from Fowler and Spieth

• Reed shot 71 to finish on 15 under for the tournament• Fowler managed five-under 67 to finish second; Spieth a 64What Patrick Reed lacks in widespread support should now be offset by widespread respect. The scale of Reed’s achievement here, in winnin…

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The Masters 2018: third round – live!

Official Masters leaderboardPatrick Reed takes Masters initiative Old foes Woods and Poulter meet againAnd email Scott with your thoughts 4.38pm BST Tyrrell Hatton has been playing well this morning. Several birdie chances already, though he’s been pas…

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Patrick Reed takes Masters initiative as McIlroy stays in the mix

• Northern Irishman cards 71 to sit five shots off lead• Marc Leishman and Henrik Stenson closest challengers• Official Masters leaderboardRory McIlroy did not have to search for a Friday reminder of Augusta National’s recurring capacity to inflict psy…

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Jordan Spieth keeps fighting on day when Augusta shows no mercy | Andy Bull

The American battled hard but struggled with his putting, though is still in contention at four under after two roundsPretty as Augusta is, warm as the locals are, sometimes the best you can hope for is to get around it with your dignity intact. On Fri…

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The ball just didn’t want to stop, says Sergio García after nightmare 13

• Defending Masters champion hits meltdown on 15th hole• Jordan Spieth sets early pace with six-under 66Not even a Jordan Spieth charge could spare the blushes of Sergio Gárcia. What Augusta giveth, Augusta taketh away. Masters drama arrives in the mos…