While Masters champ Jordan Spieth is ready to compete with world # 1 Rory McIlroy yet he insists that the Northern Irishmen is still in best order & the American has to work real hard to match up to his stature.
Spieth, who captured the winner’s title at Augusta 2015, is seeded 2nd behind Rory at Cadillac WGC Matchplay that was hosted at San Francisco.
If the seedings stay firm, Spieth would have the change to get head-to-head with Rory for the 1st time ever in the finale- an encounter Spieth is looking forward to and is positive to enjoy.
Asked whether he thinks himself in the similar section as 4-time Major champ Rory, he said-
“I think? Yes I still feel that I have to cross a lengthy way to match up to his bracket.”
“I feel that I am on with a great start yet I cannot compare what I have done to the things that he has done over the years. Definitely he has got further years ahead but to ensure a good rivalry, we would have to contend against one another at highest level consistently. That has not occurred yet.”
“Yes, I have contemplated on what that could mean. It will be just cool if something happens like that & I would consider it as a torch that is passed down to me from Rory.”
If the American golf star is looking forward to reach up to 64-strong elite field with this hope of having a rivalry with Rory, Jordan would first need to top at round-robin group which includes erstwhile # 1 Lee Westwood from England, Matt Every from America & Mikko Ilonen from Finland.
Then, Spieth would have to triumph at 3 more matchups to reach up to final.