Jordan Spieth 
Jordan Spieth talks Eagles, Philadelphia

By ASAP Sports
Published September 5, 2018

During his pre-tournament interview on Wednesday, Jordan Spieth was asked about his family connections to the Philadelphia area...



September 5, 2018

Jordan Spieth

JOHN BUSH: We're joined by Jordan Spieth here at the BMW Championship.

Jordan, you enter the week No. 27 in the FedExCup standings and I know you have a good challenge so we've got some work ahead of you this week to advance to East Lake.

Comment on being here at the BMW.

JORDAN SPIETH: Yeah, I'm excited. Been progressing, game feels pretty good. Just try to stay the path going forward. And I played 9 holes here. It's a course that I like the set-up, I like the slopes on the greens, the amount of movement that will be on the putts and also trying to feed it in with shorter irons in the greens.

It's going to be an exciting, probably lower scoring but exciting golf course.

So, try and just continue to build momentum this week and, if that's the case, then I'll end up at East Lake, a place that I've had a good history and try to continue to do the same there.

JOHN BUSH: Just recap your season up to this point, if you can, please.

JORDAN SPIETH: Yeah. I had an opportunity to win two of the Majors on Sunday, which is cool. That's kind of my goal at the beginning of every year, win a couple Majors, try to have a chance on Sunday and the ball didn't fall my way this year as it had previous years but putting myself in position at the biggest stage is exciting going forward and then feel like the last two months I've learned a lot about my game, made a lot of progress that will serve me even better than before going forward.

That's kind of where my mind is now, it's very positive on the work that's been done over the last couple months and I've got, you know, three events in this season left ideally and they're all extremely exciting events that have an opportunity to cap off or at least continue this good work I've been putting together.

JOHN BUSH: Thank you. We'll open it up to questions.

Q. When is the last time were you on the bubble?
JORDAN SPIETH: Probably 2014, maybe. I'm not sure. I may not have been. Maybe rookie year.

Q. What kind of bubble was it, do you remember?
JORDAN SPIETH: I might have been like on the East Lake bubble. I needed to play well. Rookie year I finished 4th at Deutsche Bank so that -- I wouldn't have been on the bubble starting the BMW but at least going in not necessarily into East Lake starting out.

So, obviously want to play every event you can on the PGA TOUR. So, I'm not sure.

Q. Jordan, you have ties to this area. Are you going to have family and some friends here, anything like that, some of your relatives that will be here and, if so, is there any extra excitement and buildup for a tournament in the Philadelphia area with so many ties here?
JORDAN SPIETH: I have mixed feelings here. People don't like me being from Dallas. My parents grew up in Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem area and I have family that lives in Philadelphia.

We'll have my parents will be here and we'll have aunts, uncle, grandparents out, which is always really cool.

Q. Were they Eagles fans and you're a Cowboys fan?
JORDAN SPIETH: My uncle lives here in Philly he's a big Eagle fan. We've texted a number of years going back -- we talk a lot more but every game day is an affair with us, too and I've already -- I was out for a practice round yesterday and there was only a few people watching and people just yelling at me, "Jordan, how about the Eagles?" I'm like, "I get it. Good job. Congrats, man" (laughter).

I don't work for the Cowboys. I'm born and raised in Dallas. Can't hate a person for being a fan of their home town team. Anyway, so I'm sure that won't be last time I hear it this week.

If you don't respond, they'll yell it louder and louder and louder. So, finally just like, "Yes, I get it. Thank you."



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