ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Jordan SpiethOn Wednesday, the three-time Major Champion played nine more holes at Oak Hill Country Club and says his injured left hand feels good enough to allow him to compete in the PGA Championship.
Spieth, the 10th-ranked player in the world, pulled out of last week’s AT&T Byron Nelson in McKinney, Texas, because of the injury. He claimed on Wednesday that his wrist was injured in a “random incident” at home.
Spieth said, “I feel great.” “I would not play if i didn’t believe i was in a good enough condition to be able t play.”
Spieth will attempt to complete the career grand-slam for the seventh time. He would be the sixth player in modern history to win the Masters and PGA Championships, as well as the U.S. Open, The Open, and The Open. Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary PlayerGene Sarazen.
Spieth reported that he did not suffer any setbacks during his full practice session Saturday. He has been undergoing laser treatment, stem cell treatment and cold therapy for the past few days. He is wearing black KT and tape on the left wrist.
Spieth said, “Name any type of treatment and I’ve tried it.” “I continue to do it. It’s healed. I don’t have a clue how much, but it is enough to allow me to play this weekend.”
Spieth admitted that he is most uncomfortable with shots that require a lot of wrist movement. He spent about 70 minutes hitting balls on the practice range. He used every club in his bag. He played nine-holes with Justin ThomasThe following are some examples of how to get started: Tom KimAfter the game, I headed back to my practice range.
Spieth said, “It’s like anything I have to flick out like a high bunker or a flop shot.” “I just don’t have the reps that I’d like to have heading into a Major, but I’m happy I’m able play because I certainly did not think so a few weeks ago.”
Spieth, as well as the other players on the course, will want to keep their ball on the fairways. Spieth would be able to avoid the high rough of the course, which would save him from having a ball thrown out into the thick grass.
Spieth described the situation as “disgusting”. “There is nothing that separates a U.S. Open from this.” This is the U.S. Open. It’s gnarly. The fairways have a firm surface [and]The rough is thick and narrow. It feels like the U.S. Open course in terms of difficulty. Par is a good score. We played the last two rounds in strong winds, so that will be a factor.
Spieth is playing for Ireland’s Shane LowryNorway’s Viktor HovlandThe first two rounds of a featured group. The trio is scheduled for the first round to begin at 8:22 AM ET. ET. Temperatures should be in the lower 40s.
Spieth’s last major championship was The Open at Royal Birkdale (England) in July 2017. He won the U.S. Open and Masters in 2015.
Spieth said that he would not be playing this week if he did not think he was going to win.
He said, “It’s no fun if I don’t believe I have a shot at winning.” “If I felt limited in a manner that would affect my odds, then there would not be a reason to feel like I wanted to play because I could further harm it and that isn’t worth it.”