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Golf: American Spieth seeks another win at John Deere

Published on Jul 10, 2014 8:06 PM
 
Jordan Spieth of the United States during the final round of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club on June 29, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland. American Jordan Spieth is back to defend his title at this week's John Deere Classic, the final USPGA Tour event to qualify for the British Open. -- PHOTO: AFP 

SILVIS, Illinois (AFP) - American Jordan Spieth is back to defend his title at this week's John Deere Classic, the final USPGA Tour event to qualify for the British Open.

Spieth, who became the first teenager to win on the USPGA Tour since 1931 when he raised the trophy last year, will headline the field with Zach Johnson and three-time winner Steve Stricker.

"I've been anxious for another win because of how good this felt last year," said the 20-year-old Spieth. "I had a lot of close calls and I feel like I'm knocking on the door again.

"It feels awesome to be back at a place I'm very familiar with because I've played here twice before.

 
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