/Jack Nicklaus says Jordan Spieth will only keep getting better

Jack Nicklaus says Jordan Spieth will only keep getting better


Jack Nicklaus talk about Jordan Spieth and looking back at winning his first US Open.
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ALDIE, Va. — When legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus watches Jordan Spieth compete, he sees it playing out one of two ways.

“Well, Jordan has been really, really good, or he really struggles,” Nicklaus said.

Sunday had hints of both, but ultimately fell into the former category, as Spieth made a stunning hole-out from a greenside bunker on the first playoff hole to win the Travelers Championship on Sunday.

Nicklaus wasn’t on hand for Spieth’s electrifying victory. Instead, he was hosting a charity golf tournament in Aldie, which raised more than $1.4 million for children’s pediatric health care programs. However, Nicklaus has followed Spieth’s quick ascent over the years.

“I first saw Jordan play, I suppose, when he was probably about 17 or 18 years old, and I thought he was very impressive then,” Nicklaus said.



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