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Jordan Spieth: 'Exactly what we needed for momentum going into the Open'

June 08, 2015

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Jordan Spieth shot a final-round 65 and tied for third at the Memorial suggesting, ESPN's Bob Harig writes, "he is trending in the right direction. It was his 12th consecutive round of par or better on the PGA Tour. That was exactly what we needed for some momentum going into the Open,' Spieth said. I felt like it was coming along. I was striking the ball a lot better this week.'"


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"Zac Blair got Tiger Woods' autograph at the 2000 PGA Championship while his father James, a long-time Utah club pro, was competing in the tournament," Sean Martin of writes in this look at Woods' playing partner on Saturday. "Zac celebrated his 10th birthday on the final round. Woods won his third consecutive major that day. They met again Saturday, paired in the day's third group at the Memorial Tournament…Blair saw Woods shoot the worst round of his professional career, an 85 capped off by a quadruple bogey on Muirfield Village's 18th hole."


The LPGA is coming to the vicinity of New York City this week, with the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Westchester Country Club. "One founder said to me a couple of years ago, Your job, commish, is to put these young ladies on the greatest stage possible so the world can see how great they are.' And that's what this does," Commissioner Mike Whan said in this story by Mike Dougherty of the Journal News about the men behind the move to involve in the PGA of America. "It takes a major that already gave them a great stage and gives them a bigger one."


Train tracks are adjacent to Chambers Bay, as is Puget Sound, presenting unusual security issues for the U.S. Open there, Adam Lynn of the Olympian writes. "Hundreds of law enforcement officers from federal, state and local agencies will join hundreds more private security guards to patrol inside and outside the grounds…Some will be in full uniform. Some will be undercover. Burlington Northern Santa Fe security personnel will police the train tracks that skirt the course to the west. Coast Guard boats will patrol a 1,000-yard buffer zone in Puget Sound."