He won the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015, and he added the British Open with his furious finish at Royal Birkdale.
But Spieth's luck changed after he hit a 1-shot penalty, landing onto the range near the equipment trucks.
Spieth, victor of The Masters and the US Open in 2015, could become only the sixth player ever to win all four of golf's modern majors at next month's PGA Championship following his sensational win at Royal Birkdale. "The putter is the master and he's maybe the best putter that I've ever seen", said Player. He's going to play in 30 more PGAs the rest of his life. "He's just won a major". He's played it [Quail Hollow] before, in 2013. "He said, 'I've got something to say to you.' He said: 'Do you remember that group you were with?" Watson led wire-to-wire at Oakmont in 1978 until closing with a 73 and losing in a playoff to John Mahaffey, who started the last day seven shots behind.
Mickelson also fell short at the USGA run tournament in 2013 at Merion, when he held a final round lead before finishing two shots behind first-time major victor Justin Rose. He was easy to work with.
" I feel like three years has been too long". It wasn't that hard.
"After I struck it, I didn't like it because it wasn't where we were trying to hit it", Spieth said. He's done it twice before and now three times.
However, the Masters remains the major which eludes him and memories of his unravelling on the back-nine holes at Augusta in the 2011 edition remain vivid for those within the game.
"It's the reason, especially in this generation, excluding Tiger, no one's got above five".
23-year-old Jordan Spieth has had the type of run that many athletes in any sport would envy. It came to a head on the hard 499-yard 13, when he hit a drive that traveled farther right than your most conservative Republican uncle.
He lost the lead for the first time on the 13th, where he went 100 yards off the fairway, and took an unplayable. So I'm happy with that. We took our time getting the line, getting the number. "His mentality is so impressive, his ability to not dwell on a bad shot and focus on what's next", he said. "That's what Jordan has always done". And he found the right tone, the right words, when Spieth was headed for another one at Royal Birkdale with three bogeys in the opening four holes to lose the lead. "But unfortunately that didn't come into my mind necessarily today and it probably should have and would have helped", Spieth said. A lot more attention, for instance, versus just being able to kind of go about your own thing.
"I never realised how underrated that was. When you think you steal one when you've been given them away the whole day that's a totally different feeling". And you're harder on yourself because you expect so much. "Jordan is the guy I'm going to have to beat". I certainly appreciate it.
What happened next reminded me so much of Tiger Woods in his prime, which is exactly what golf fans needed.
"I don't know why I can't make it a little more boring sometimes". "It was a great display of guts, determination and skill", said the 18-time major victor on a post on Twitter. For the first three rounds, Spieth had played near flawless golf, effortlessly taming the historic Royal Birkdale as if he were playing in a Tuesday morning dogfight at the local muni. It is a huge exercise in discipline. But, if you look, he's won 11 tournaments and I had won eight before 24.
"You look at how he was afterwards and it shows the class of person he is and how mentally strong he is regardless of situations".