Jordan Spieth said before his final round at the Open Championship that he hoped to shoot around three under, sneak into the top 25 and take some momentum into the PGA Championship in two weeks.
Spieth did shoot a three under 68, his first round under par in a major championship since the first round at the Masters this year, but ended up tied for 30th, 22 shots behind first time major winner Henrik Stenson.
Spieth made an eagle at the par-5 fourth hole and added three more birdies on the inward nine to become the first player all day to break par on another windy day along the Irish Sea. It was his best round in a major since a 66 in the opening round of this year’s Masters.
Spieth’s week began when he announced that he would not participate in the Rio Olympics citing overall health concerns.
Now he turns his attention to the PGA Championship at Baltrusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey in two weeks.