Tag Archives: 2015 John Deere Classic

Jul
15
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

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.

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Jul
13
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

After an opening round 71 that put him well outside the cutline, some felt that it wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing if Jordan Spieth missed weekend play at the John Deere Classic, so he could show up earlier at St Andrews to prepare for the Open Championship. Spieth, of course, won the first two majors of the year, and is gunning to win his third consecutive major and looking to achieve golf’s most difficult accomplishment — the Grand Slam (winning all four majors in one season) — and has been criticized for his decision to remain loyal to the event where he won his first title on the PGA Tour.

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