A few days after his 24th birthday, Jordan Spieth came to the PGA Championship attempting to become the youngest golfer to win each of the four Grand Slam tournaments. But by the start of Saturday’s third round at Quail Hollow Club his expectations had been lowered.
“My goal was to try to work our way into a backdoor top 10,” Spieth said.
The idea persisted after he birdied 14, 15 and16 to get to two under for the day and into position to have his first sub-par round of the tournament. But he double bogeyed 18.
“Kind of stinks because it sets me back there,” Spieth said. “Eighteen is just a ridiculously hard hole today.”