Jordan Spieth Left ‘Shocked’ as He Defies Odds to Compete in Thrilling PGA Championship

Jordan Spieth has issued details of his recent wrist injury, explaining ‘something just popped and jammed’ before the major championship.
The three-time major winner admitted he wants a break before the Scottish Open this year, after surprisingly playing at Oak Hill last week.

Spieth was forced to withdraw from the AT&T Byron Nelson in his native Dallas two weeks ago, as playing with his son gave him a fright ahead of competing at the PGA Championship.



He said: “I was just pushing myself off the ground… and then, all of a sudden, I couldn’t move it.

“I was pretty surprised I was able to play last week. I thought if I get through four rounds and I was not going to make anything worse or jeopardize anything going forward, then I thought it would be worth it and you just never know.

“Turns out you can’t really fake it into a major. You really need to be as prepared as possible.”



Spieth finished in a congested tie for 29th place last week on five-over-par, despite the injury concerns he faced that disrupted his preparation.

The 29-year-old continues to wear a strap over his wrist, where he suffered a ‘modern grade tendon sheath tear’, as he returns to his home state for the Charles Schwab Challenge.

Spieth has admitted a break before the final two major championships will help but remains aware that he cannot force his way back to a full schedule.



“At this point, I don’t feel like I’m rushing things. It’s kind of a week-to-week thing because it’s something that can get worse, and if it does, I need to cut it off immediately.

“Ideally, I make it through this stretch, then have a little break in the summer prior to the Scottish (Open), and that rest will probably help a lot.”

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