Jordan Spieth will be hoping for better this week at Colonial Country Club after a disappointing last outing at TPC Four Seasons. The American shot rounds of 64, 65 and 67 to give himself a chance, but scuppered his chances with a Sunday 74.
‘It was an off round,’ he said. ‘Just didn’t really get anything going and kind of stinks, you know, given I had a chance here at a home-town event.’
This week in Fort Worth marks another Texan outing for the 22-year-old, who has an excellent record at Colonial Country Club comprising top-15s in all three of his starts there. He was tied-seventh in his debut appearance back in 2013 and tied for second place last year behind winner Chris Kirk.
The majority of Spieth’s performance last week was encouraging and the Dallas-born golfer will feel comfortable this week at a course that is an hour’s drive from his home town. The whole clan is likely to support the world number two, which will give him an extra confidence boost.
Spieth is the favourite and it will be a major surprise if he finishes outside the too 10. He’ll undoubtedly be higher.