Golf Today - Over 80000 pages of golf information
Golf News

Jordan Spieth tuning up at Houston Open

March 31, 2016

Jordan Spieth tees it up Thursday in the US PGA Tour's Houston Open seeking to build momentum for defending his Masters title.

"There's a lot I need to do this week to better prepare for the Masters and feel that I have the confidence to win. Or at least kind of take it to another level," said Spieth, who was ousted in the round of 16 at last week's WGC Match Play, where eventual winner Jason Day supplanted Spieth atop the world rankings.

Since opening 2016 with a victory in the Tournament of Champions, Spieth hasn't had a top-15 finish in four PGA stroke-play events this year.

He'd like to reverse that trend heading to Augusta National.

Spieth said that after work with coach Cameron McCormick his swing is "right where we want it to be going into the Masters."

What he still hopes to test in Houston, however, is "hitting nerve-wracking shots and putts."

Last year, Spieth held the third-round lead in Houston and produced a clutch putt at the final hole to make the three-way playoff won by J.B. Holmes.

"A win here would obviously be the goal, to get as much momentum as possible," Spieth said. "I drew a lot on this week last year. It certainly kept the momentum alive."

Spieth isn't the only player in the Houston field tuning up for the Masters.

Phil Mickelson is among five former Masters winners that will tee it up on the par-72 course whose set up will offer a similar test to that of Augusta National.





Rahm, Rose & Matsuyama will join Woods at Torrey Pines

Johnson's mind firmly on the US Masters





Tommy Fleetwood retains Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Jon Rahm wins CareerBuilder Challenge in playoff

Impressive Sergio Garcia wins Singapore Open

Latest Official World Golf Ranking

Current European Tour Race to Dubai Standings

Current PGA Tour FedEx Cup Standings

Ping launches iBlade irons

TaylorMade Golf M2 Irons

New SM6 Vokey Design Wedges

Titleist launch new Scotty Cameron Select putters

Titleist launch DT TruSoft golf ball

adidas Golf launch Tour360 Boost

SuperStroke introduces new Pistol GT putter grip

Two Legends Foresee A Chinese Influx

Thompson Wraps Up A Season Of ‘What-Ifs’

A Time For Teaching Warily

Ai Signs Off Amid Accolades

A Golfer Who Could Inspire A Nation

By ceding control Lewis conjures a miracle

Europe’s Solheim Glass Is Half Full

Feeling The Love In Iowa

Hall And Ko Bide Their Time

Park’s Victory A Powerful Indicator

A Sponsorship Honcho Moves On

An Encouraging Island Foray

Ball Rollback Buzz Begs Many Questions

Thomas Surpasses Expectations

Intangibles Distinguish Ryu

Amateur: A Year To Remember

Do you struggle to take your ‘range game’ onto the golf course?

© Golftoday.co.uk 1996-2018 - Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy - About Us - Advertise - Classifieds - Newsletter - Contact Us