2015 RBC Heritage Classic Preview: Leaderboard
JORDAN SPIETH’S 21 year old head is no doubt still spinning after his stunning US Masters win and all the hype and media circus that follows it but never-the-less he’ll be backing up on the US PGA Tour this week.
It will be back to business for the young Texan at the RBC Heritage Classic at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.
Spieth’s post Masters schedule suddenly included a trip to New York and some 26 media stops in 25 hours, including the David Letterman Show.
“[It] was a little crazy, especially after the three weeks in a row kind of being draining already,” Spieth said when he arrived in Hilton Head.
“But we had a great time with it. It was really cool. It was cool to experience that different side and to see the impact that the Masters has internationally, and not only in the golf community. And it just shows the interest in golf and how it’s growing. I got to experience that firsthand and it was awesome, as well as sharing my own story.”
Spieth admitted his energy was low but was cranking it back up and will probably be relieved to get back to safety inside the ropes and on the fairways.
With its seaside location and tricky layout the course can be a tough one, particularly when the winds blow, and Spieth faces a pretty decent field.
It includes defending champion Matt Kuchar, serial performers here in Zach Johnson and Luke Donald, Webb Simpson, Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell.
Aussies have traditionally performed well here with Graham Marsh, Greg Norman, Peter Lonard and Aaron Baddeley among the past champions.
Baddeley, who has shown patches of good form this year, has also been a runner up and returns to see if he can continue the trend.
He’ll be joined by fellow countrymen Steve Bowditch, Robert Allenby and invitee Cameron Smith.
Fox Sports coverage beginning Friday 5am to 8.30am (AEST).
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