Spieth hoping for return to winning ways
Jordan Spieth is aiming to bounce straight back from his US Open disappointment.
Having missed the cut last weekend at Shinnecock Hills, Spieth will be hoping to return to winning ways at the Travelers Championship, where he is the defending champion.
He won at TPC River Highlands last year on his first visit to the course, holing out from the sand for a birdie three on the first extra hole of a play-off to beat fellow American Daniel Berger.
A WHOLE HOST OF STARS
Joining the Champion Golfer of the Year will be 2014 Champion Golfer Rory McIlroy, who also missed the cut in the US Open.
McIlroy, second at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in May, should never be ruled out of major events and will be hoping a solid performance in the Travelers can give him momentum as The 147th Open looms.
Teeing up with them will be former world number ones Justin Thomas and Jason Day, while this year’s Masters champion Patrick Reed is another trying his hand.
TPC River Highlands was originally laid out in 1928 by Robert J. Ross and Maurice Kearney, at that time it was known as Edgewood Country Club. The course was redesigned by Pete Dye in 1982 and again by Bobby Weed in 1998.
River Highlands is the site of the Tour’s only 58, when in 2016 Jim Furyk reeled off ten birdies and holed out for eagle at the par-four third.
Tommy Fleetwood is the top-billed golfer trying his luck at the BMW International Open in Pulheim, Germany, seeking to follow his second-place finish at Shinnecock with top spot this weekend.
Finishing just one shot behind Brooks Koepka, Fleetwood’s final round 63 equalled the US Open record and was the best score of the week, giving him confidence for the rest of the season.
“I made my highest finish in a major and it’s just more proof I can get up there,” said the 27-year-old.
Located between the western cities of Dusseldorf and Cologne, Gut Larchenhof was designed by Jack Nicklaus, opened 21 years ago, and made its Tour debut in 1998.
Fleetwood, now ranked No 10 in the world, will be making his third appearance on this course, and will be joined by 2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia.
QUALIFIER IN KOREA
First played in 1958, the Kolon Korea Open will return to Woo Jeong Hills Country Club this weekend to mark the 60th anniversary of the tournament.
Two places for this year’s Open Championship will be awarded to the leading two players (not otherwise exempt) finishing in the top eight and ties.
Last year, homegrown stars Yi-Keun Chang and Gi-Whan Kim created history by becoming the first players to qualify for The Open via their national championship following a three-hole play-off where the former prevailed.
Past winners of the Kolon Korea Open include the 1995 Champion Golfer of the Year John Daly, along with Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia and K.J. Choi.
Former PGA Championship winner Y.E. Yang will be taking to the course, having won The Crowns on the Japan Golf Tour in April for his first worldwide victory in nearly eight years since last playing in the Korea Open.
The most successful Indian on the European tour Jeev Milkha Singh, who won the Scottish Open in 2012 and finished tied 69th in The Open Championship of the same year, will also be playing.For more information about The 147th Open Championship including tickets visit: TheOpen.com/Tickets