Just a week after an injury forced him to leave the event in his hometown, Jordan Spieth is back.
Spieth officially took the field at the PGA Championship this week at New York’s Oak Hill Country Club. He is about to tee off with Viktor Hovland and Shane Lowry in the first two rounds of the second major championship of the year, something that was in doubt just days ago.
Spieth pulled out of AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas last week due to a wrist injury, something he said he sustained when he missed the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship earlier this month.
He did not go into details of the injury, saying only that he had “severe pain in my left wrist” and that it required “rest and limited movement”. He also didn’t give a timeline, just saying he would evaluate his “week-by-week recovery.”
Now, a full week later, Spieth is apparently healthy enough to participate. Whether he is healthy enough to make a run at Oak Hill, however, remains to be seen.
Spieth has won 13 times on the PGA Tour in his career, most recently last season on the RBC Heritage. He has finished in the top 10 five times this season, including his T4 finish at the Masters last month. Spieth also finished second in a play-off at the RBC Heritage last month. He is currently number 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Spieth is listed at +3500 to win this week on BetMGM, well behind favorites Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm.
Spieth has won three major championships. He won both the US Open and the Masters in 2015, and then the British Open in 2017. He only needs a PGA Championship win to complete the Career Grand Slam, something only five others have done in history.