As Jordan Spieth readies himself for the opening round of the US Open this Thursday, the young Texan hopes having his family by his side can help lift the trophy.
“My whole family will be here along with maybe my uncle and my grandpa. It will be a really, really fun event,” said jordan Spieth.
“They're all going to stay with me, I'll feel at home. Hopefully I’ll get some home cooked meals. My mom might cook. So we'll see.”
Jordan Spieth’s little sister, who has special needs, will also be there cheering on her big brother, and he couldn’t be happier.
"She's come to a few golf tournaments and she really enjoys it." - Jordan Spieth
“She's the best thing that's happened to our family,” said Spieth.
“She's hilarious, and she is going to be here. She was born I think eight-weeks early, so she has special needs.
“It's going to be really exciting to have her here. She's come to a few golf tournaments and she really enjoys it. “
When Jordan Spieth’s family come to watch they prefer to keep their distance, letting the young American get down to business.
“They kind of stay away from everything and rightfully so,” said Spieth. “They Just would rather not be in the middle of everything. They can watch from a far."
Jordan Spieth is confident of victory
Spieth knows he will have to be fully focused on the task in hand when he takes on ‘thr toughest test in golf’, but he is sure he has what it takes to come out on top.
“I believe that I can win this golf tournament,” he said.
“I feel comfortable on this golf course. I think it fits my game. And when I step on the first tee that's what I'm trying to do.”
" I feel like I will be able to close this one out, if I get an opportunity." - Jordan Spieth.
Although Jordan Speith is only 20-years-old, playing in only his third US Open, he challenged for the Masters earlier this year and also went close at the Players Championship. He knows he will have to draw on all the experience he has if he’s to triumph at Pinehurst.
“By this point, am going to draw off any experience I've had, which now is a little,” said Spieth.
“So that's only going to help me. And I feel like I will be able to close this one out, if I get an opportunity.”