• "I'm just focused on the Claret Jug now," said the 21-year-old
• Believes Chambers Bay win stands him in great stead
Jordan Spieth won’t let his focus drift towards a calendar year career slam as he looks to complete the third leg at the Open in three weeks’ time.
The 21-year-old recorded a dramatic one-shot win at the US Open on Sunday after Dustin Johnson slipped up on the last, a victory which came in completely different fashion from his wire-to-wire success at the Masters in April.
But with talk now geared towards a calendar year slam, achieved only by Bobby Jones in 1930, Spieth insists that he isn’t thinking about that and has his mind totally set on just lifting the Claret Jug at St Andrews next month.
"The grand slam is something I could never really fathom somebody doing" - Jordan Spieth
“I'm just focused on the Claret Jug now,” said Jordan Spieth after his win at Chambers Bay. “The grand slam is something I could never really fathom somebody doing, considering I watched Tiger win when he was winning whatever percentage of the majors he played in and he won the Tiger Slam, but he never won the four in one year. I figured if anybody was going to do it, it would be him, which he still can.”
In the week before the Open, Spieth will be playing the John Deere Classic – scene of his maiden PGA Tour win two years ago – and is adamant that arriving in the UK so close to the tournament won’t affect his preparations.
“I won't be there as early as I was for this major, but that's the same time I got in for the Masters. I don't think I have to be in early this year as I got in late Sunday night to Augusta.”
The American will be making his third appearance at an Open Championship after finishing T44 and T36 in his previous starts and believes his win on the links-style Chambers Bay puts him in even greater shape heading into St Andrews.
“This was somewhat of a British-style golf course, so are the next two majors,” said the world No.2. “I've proven to myself that I can win on a British-style golf course and now I take it to the truest British-style golf course of any in the world.
“I'm just excited for the opportunity coming then, and I'm not going to think about what could possibly happen after.”
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