Spieth to give Players' Championship respect it deserves

  • Spieth to give Players' Championship respect it deserves

Spieth to give Players' Championship respect it deserves

Jordan Spieth, who won last year's Travelers Championship in dramatic fashion when he holed a bunker shot on the first hole of a playoff with Daniel Berger, is returning next month to defend his title at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, the tournament announced Tuesday.

Asked about his poor record in Ponte Vedra Beach, the three-time major victor replied: "I love this place, I love the golf course but if you're not on it's (about) a lot of small areas. I played pretty well past year except for the 18th hole and it'll be nice to get back out there and exact some revenge", pointed out the Indian golfer. If you're not in the fairway you can't get anywhere near the hole, but I'll miss it in the left rough and (still) try and land it on that tier right next to the hole. "Played pretty well a year ago except for 18 and it'll be nice to get back out there and exact some revenge".

Paired with best friend Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy for the first two rounds, Spieth said that he needed a new attitude if he is ever to win what is regarded by most as the "fifth major".

Golfer Anirban Lahiri has more than a few things to set right this week at the PLAYERS Championships as he is in danger of dropping out of the top 100 for the first time in more than four years.

"Historically that's happened, but historically now that hasn't happened".

The 21-year-old got the chance to show the golf world what kind of game he has in a big event.

And if Mickelson had his way, it would actually all be about a one-on-one shootout between himself and 14-time major victor Woods, whose improved relationship extended to a practice round together ahead of the Masters in April. "I think I've got some demons to exorcise", Lahiri told the PGA Tour. I know what to do, know what the conditions are and know where the misses should be.