Two years ago, Jordan Spieth won the John Deere Classic, which turned out to be a life-changing victory, but it also earned him a spot in the following week’s Open Championship at Muirfield. He remembers getting into contention briefly during the third round, but he almost talked himself out of it, thinking he wasn’t ready to be in that “odd” position and perhaps it was “too big” for him at the time.
Fast forward to the present day, where Spieth has clearly proven that he’s a quick study and more than comfortable contending at majors, not to mention winning them. Spieth, who won the John Deere Classic (again) Sunday, is looking to capture his third consecutive major after securing titles at the Masters and the U.S. Open this season. If he does accomplish this feat, it would, of course, get him three-quarters of the way to attaining the greatest achievement in golf, the Grand Slam.