AUSTIN (KXAN) — Jordan Spieth returned to Austin on Monday– this time for his own event. The AJGA Jordan Spieth Championship begins tomorrow with the future of golf on hand. As for Spieth’s future on tour, the goals haven’t changed.
“I really want to give myself another chance at one of these majors. Kind of put my foot down ideally on what happened there at Augusta and move on. I’d like to grab a third leg to a career grand slam…that right now is a reset goal that I’ve created going forward,” Spieth said
With two majors left in the 2016 schedule, Spieth wants his name atop the leaderboard. To critics and skeptics, Spieth’s 2016 has seemed like a down year, but only in comparison to 2015. This year, Spieth has two wins and a top five finish at the Masters.
The Masters is what most fans remember. Spieth collapsing on Sunday’s second nine at Augusta National when he was in control of the tournament. He faltered at the par 3, 12th hole. Some saw it as a weakness and an inability to close.
Spieth admitted he needed to put the Masters behind him and he did when he won at Colonial a couple weeks later. However, the 2016 US Open wasn’t what Spieth had in mind when he finished tied for 37th.
Spieth gets his next chance at a major next week at the 145th British Open at Royal Troon.