"Is There Something I Can Break?" - Jordan Spieth After Third Round Finish

"Is There Something I Can Break?" - Jordan Spieth After Third Round Finish

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Jordan Spieth revealed that his bogey-bogey finish in the third round of The Open left him wanting to break something.

"Is There Something I Can Break?" - Jordan Spieth After Third Round Finish

The three-time Major winner had been three-under-par through 16 holes during his third round, before two three putts on the 17th and 18th dropped him three shots back of leader, Louis Oosthuizen.

After completing his final round at Royal St. George's, Spieth revealed that "the finish yesterday, was about as upset as I've taken a finish of a round to the house.

"I walked in and wanted to -- I said, Is there something that I can break? I knew that was so important because I would have been in the final group.

Jordan Spieth Break Something

Spieth at the 18th during his third round. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP via Getty Images)

"It was probably after dinner (getting over third round finish). I was 60 yards out in the fairway and made bogey on 17. Then I had a good look straight up the hill on 18. I finished 2-over on those holes, which was frustrating.

"It would have been three of us separated by at least three shots from the field and I would have been in the final group. So it was kind of a double whammy there where you feel like you're not worried about someone going low behind you as much and you feel in control when you're in the final group.

"So that was a new one for me, but I would say after dinner. What good does it do to be upset? You come out today, and I kind of came out with, yes, I should be leading the tournament. That's how I felt.

"I really felt like I played well enough to win and made a couple of really dumb mistakes that possibly, if I had maybe played the week before, I wouldn't have made.

"Like just stepping in and missing a couple footer on 18 yesterday, not really thinking about it. But at the same time, I did everything I could in the past few hours to win this championship."

Jordan Spieth Break Something

Spieth holes his eagle putt at the 7th. (Photo by Oisin Keniry/Getty Images)

The 2017 Open Champion had started his final round badly, with two bogies at the 4th and 6th placing him further away from the leaders Louis Oosthuizen and Collin Morikawa.

That was until a stunning eight hole stretch of six-under-par put the American right back into contention.

"I'm proud of going 6-under in the last 12 in this golf tournament and putting some pressure on Collin. Since he made a big par save on 10, made a putt up the ridge on 14 and a par save on 15. I needed a break, and I didn't get it from him. I did all I could."

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x