Jordan Spieth wins John Deere Classic

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• Jordan Spieth insists he isn't thinking about career slam
• Arrives in St Andrews looking to add his third major of the year
• The 21-year-old won again at the John Deere Classic yesterday


Jordan Spieth has admitted that his focus will be solely on winning the Open, not the career grand slam, as he touches down in St Andrews after another PGA Tour win at the John Deere Classic.

Spieth, who had received criticism for deciding against playing in the Scottish Open a week prior to the Open and instead opting to honour a pre-arranged agreement to play at TPC Deere Run, defeated Tom Gillis at the second play-off hole after a run of four birdies in his last six holes.

And the 21-year-old, who now has six wins in his last 20 worldwide starts, is all set try and claim the Claret Jug and in doing so, dethrone injured Rory McIlroy as the world’s best golfer.

But Spieth refused to entertain the prospect of completing the grand slam, insisting that his mind was just on the Open.
"No thoughts past next week will come into my head while I'm there" - Jordan Spieth

“I will be focused solely on how I can learn as much as I can these next three days and then just keep this going into the tournament,” said Jordan Spieth, who played 63 holes of practice in the lead up to the US Open at Chambers Bay.

“I just want to put myself in position. I feel like if I do that, that same formula that I continue to talk about and not just majors, but any tournament will kick in mentally. But no thoughts past next week will come into my head while I'm there.”


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Spieth also recalled his memories of St Andrews during the Walker Cup in 2011, and admitted he can’t wait to arrive at the Old Course.

“I loved it, I absolutely loved it,” said Jordan Spieth. “I love the town, I loved the R&A clubhouse. I love the Himalayas Putting Green, the entire experience being there for two days was really cool.

“The golf course specifically, I think it's just mind boggling that it can hold the test of time and still host a major championship. So I'm excited to get there.”

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