Spieth hopes hand stays hot in U.S. Open

Spieth vs. The Country Club in U.S. Open

Jordan Spieth

After one of his most disappointing performances of 2022, Jordan Spieth picked himself up, dusted himself off and played some stellar golf.

Indeed, after he missed the cut in April at the Masters, the 28-year-old Texan found his A-game the following week in Hilton Head at the RBC Championship, defeating Patrick Cantlay in a playoff with a spectacular up-and-down shot from a bunker. Then in his next tournament, the AT&T Byron Nelson, in mid-May, Spieth put in a solid showing in his home state, engaging in a final-round duel of birdies with K.H. Lee before finishing second by a stroke.

So as he gets set to tee it up this week in the U.S. Open, he apparently has his game on track. He’s never played this year’s host course, The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., but he does have a track record of winning majors.

He has three Grand Slams to his credit — the 2015 Masters and the U.S. Open and the Open Championship in 2017. At the ’15 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Washington, Spieth took advantage of a three-putt by Dustin Johnson on the 72nd hole to win by a stroke in a wild finish, thus giving him his second-straight major. So when it comes to the big tournaments, Spieth can take the pressure.

He’ll need his game to be at its best when he vies with an elite field in the 2022 U.S. Open, which airs Thursday through Sunday, June 16-19, on Golf Channel and NBC.

Player Profile

Full name: Jordan Alexander Spieth

Birth date: July 27, 1993

Birthplace: Dallas

Height/weight: 6 feet 1 inch/175 pounds

Swings: Right

Honors and achievements: 2015 Masters champion, 2015 U.S. Open champion, 2017 British Open champion, 2013 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, 2015 PGA Tour Player of the Year

George Dickie

George Dickie has been a features writer for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services since 1989, when “Hee-Haw” was still on the air and George “Goober” Lindsay was his first interview. His early interviews ranged from Jim Henson and Dick Van Dyke to Phil Collins and the Dixie Chicks.

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