Jordan Spieth prepares for The Open by training on the links of the British Isles. On Saturday, he was in the west of Ireland, at the Lahinch Golf Club known for the presence of goats on the course and did not fail to immortalize this moment!
Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods
The winner of The Open 2017 is preparing for 15 days of intense competition culminating in The Open at St Andrews from July 14-20. Meanwhile, the American will be at the start of the Scottish Open on Thursday and will take part in the very popular JPMcManus Pro Am at Adare Manor Golf Club this Monday and Tuesday in the company of several big stars including Tiger Woods.
Before this appointment with The Goat, Greatest Player of All Time as our Anglo-Saxon friends say, Jordan Spieth met other goats (Goat is the translation of goat in English) on the Lahinch Golf Club course on the Emerald Isle.
Herbivores are used to golfers because since the turn of the century they have been helping to maintain the course located in County Clare. Some even say that to know the weather, you have to observe the behavior of goats who tend to stay near the clubhouse when bad weather is on the prowl.
Several other Americans familiarized themselves with the British links. Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns were also at the Lahinch Golf Club. While Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas played this Sunday with Spieth but this time on the Tralee course.
Spieth started 2016 by winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii with an eight-stroke lead over Patrick Reed. His score of -30 was not only a personal best, it was also the second time a player has reached -30 in a 72-hole PGA Tour event, after Ernie Els had accomplished the feat in 2003 at the same.
event. Spieth also matched Tiger Woods, winning his seventh PGA Tour event before age 23. In April 2016, Spieth finished the Masters first round with 66 shots without a bogey. In the second round he had a score of 74, one stroke ahead of Rory McIlroy at the head of the leaderboard and finished the third round with 73 strokes.
In the final round, after leading five strokes in the first nine holes, Spieth suffered one of the biggest collapses in the history of the Masters: after the bugbears of holes 10 and 11, Spieth hit two balls in the water at the hole.
12 (par 3), making a quadruple-bogey. He finished second in the tournament, behind Danny Willett by three shots. On May 29, 2016, Spieth won the Dean & DeLuca Invitational in Fort Worth (Texas). Spieth later refused to be a member of the United States golf team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
After a good performance in the FedEx Cup Playoff, Spieth had a starring role in the US win in the 2016 Ryder Cup. In November, Spieth won the Australian Open on the PGA Tour of Australasia for the second time in three years, finishing a final round with 69 strokes to finish at -12 tied with two opponents and clinching the title in the first hole of the playoffs. with a birdie. The victory was the eleventh of his professional career and the third in 2016.