Spieth calls PGA 'toughest' major -- for him

From ESPN - August 12, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jordan Spieth entered this week needing a PGA Championship victory to complete the career grand slam. He will finish the week still needing one.

Following a third-round even-par 71 that left him in a double-digit deficit when he walked off the course at Quail Hollow Club, the 24-year-old explained that he always believed this one would be more difficult to win than the other three majors.

"The PGA Championship, I think, is going to be the toughest for me," he said after a round that included five birdies, three bogeys and a final-hole double-bogey. "If we look historically back on my career, I think I will play this tournament worse than the other three majors, just in the way that it's set up.

"I feel like my game truly suits the other three majors maybe more than a PGA Championship. But I believe we can play anywhere and can win anywhere. It's just a matter of having everything in sync at the right time."

In his young career, Spieth owns a win and two other runner-up finishes at the Masters. He has a win and two other top-25s at the U.S. Open. He claimed last month's Open Championship, an event at which he's never missed the cut.

At the PGA Championship, however, his record is indeed spottier.


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