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Spieth, chasing the career grand slam, finishes strong to open PGA Championship

Spieth, chasing the career grand slam, finishes strong to open PGA Championship

You have to pull off some solid shots to make birdies on those holes.

"I felt awful about it", said Koepka, who would bogey the hole.

A trademark late rally ensured Jordan Spieth kept his bid to become the youngest player to complete a career grand slam on track in the 99th US PGA Championship.

"I felt awful about it", Koepka said, although he had not shouted the traditional warning of "fore" following his drive. But I got his information so I'll probably reach out to him tonight and see how he's doing. I was trying to do too many things, and my mind got a little bit away from what really made me good and how much I practiced.

Spieth had insisted on Wednesday that he had no "burning desire" to surpass Woods as the youngest grand slam victor and was "freerolling" this week, but added: "I don't think I was as freerolling as I thought I would be, as you can tell by some frustration".

"I don't know how many three-putts there are going to be on the last green because that pin is just unbelievable".

"If I'm five back at the start of the day, I've got to be less than five back after Friday to really feel like I can play the way this golf course needs to be played and still be able to win". And it all started with that pitch-in at the third. It was only his second missed green of the day to that point and it didn't prove to be much of a problem. Michael said, 'Let's get three looks and see what happens.' I had three looks and nearly got back all the way to even.

"I was exhausted at the end of it and I didn't have enough time to reflect on what I accomplished, but also to relax and try and replace all the energy that expelled". But to be honest with you, it was a straightforward pitch, straight up the hill, pretty straight. It's got the right shape.

Perry, 56, sat out the entire month of July 2016, and didn't finish in the top-10 in any of his final nine events that year. He seems to know the formula for major success.

"I was probably at 75 percent thinking it was over", he said. If you get out of position, get back in position and give yourself a good chance. It's hard, because when you're playing, and you feel like the year's kind of gone, it's hard to kind of pick yourself up.