In pole position, Jordan Spieth has every intention of clinching the FedExCup title in style by winning the TOUR Championship this weekend.
The 24-year-old could finish as low as 29th out of 30 and still come out with the season-long crown, other outcomes depending, but he insists his only goal is to win and leave the rest of the field without a chance.Embed from Getty Images
Whilst any of the top five could guarantee the FedExCup with a win at East Lake Golf Club, Spieth would have to be looked at as favourite with two runner-up finishes in the Play-Offs already and back-to-back wins in July.
The world-number-two is determined to capitalise on that: “If you start playing for position that’s when you take your foot off the gas pedal a little bit, and that’s not how we normally play,” he said.
“I’m comfortable at East Lake, and I’m in a great position.”Embed from Getty Images
Substandard second and third rounds left the Texan well off the pace at the BMW Championship at the weekend; a final round 65 dragged him back up to a tied seventh finish, though, to ensure he would be in A1 position heading into this weekend’s finale.
“I was pumped to have the round I did on Sunday, to gain some momentum, to maintain the No 1 spot.
“I was a little bit off at the start of the week in my striking. But I feel pretty close right now to where I was in the first two Play-Off events. Things feel good. If this were a major championship I’d be pretty pleased with how things are feeling.
“In 2014 and 2016 I remember being completely worn out by the time I got to the TOUR Championship. There’s a lot on the line. It’s essentially a major after coming off a pretty hectic schedule in the last six or seven weeks,” he finished.
As leader of the pack, Spieth will tee off in the final group on Thursday – alongside close friend, and second-placed, Justin Thomas – in a quest for his second FedExCup title.