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.”