Sport Spieth happy to finish second again - if he stays top of FedEx Cup standings

23:37  13 september  2017
23:37  13 september  2017 Source:   Omnisport

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He wants more. His third place finish this week pushed him to 11th place on the FedExCup standings , by far the highest ranked player who has not won on the PGA TOUR this season. Some might be really happy with seven top -10s including six top 4’s and two

Spieth 's second consecutive runner-up finish at the Dell Technologies Championship two weeks ago lifted him to the top of the standings ahead of "So I'm in a great position, looking to obviously stay in the No 1 spot, that's my best chance to win the FedExCup starting in Atlanta and been through this

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Jordan Spieth would happily finish as runner-up for the third straight FedEx Cup play-off event in succession at the BMW Championship if it means he can stay top of the rankings.

Spieth, who came second at the Northern Trust and the Dell Technologies Championship, heads into this week's event narrowly ahead of Justin Thomas in the standings.

For the world number two the priority is to remain there, even if it means missing out on victory.

"I'm in a great position, looking to obviously stay in the number-one spot, that's my best chance to win the FedEx Cup starting in Atlanta, and I've been through this process before which is nice," Spieth said at a news conference on Wednesday.

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Jordan Spieth , the defending FedEx Cup champion, hopes to get inside the top 5 of the standings . If he does that, and repeats his victory at the Tour Championship in two weeks, he 'll take home the million bonus for the second year in a row.

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"We've got a routine we like to go through and know how to kind of conserve energy. These last couple weeks and FedExCup is a tremendous accomplishment and achievement and something I'm certainly striving for.

On starting this year's play-offs with consecutive runner-up finishes, Spieth said: "On the PGA Tour I can't call it a bad thing. If I finish runner-up this week, unless one of two other people won, I will have accomplished the goal of being number one going into East Lake.

"So, again, if I finish first and second the next two weeks it's pretty obvious I'll be happy to finish my third consecutive second this week."

Spieth, Johnson & Thomas grouped together at BMW Championship

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Charles Schwab Cup Points Standings . "That's a lot of luck," Spieth said. "But I took advantage of the good breaks and am happy to come out on top ." He 's the third player to go wire-to-wire alone in the lead at the Connecticut event.

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Much has been made about the friendship between Spieth and Thomas, but the world number two reminded everyone his competitive nature trumps any friendship on the golf course.

"We're friends off the golf course," Spieth said. "When we're on the golf course we're still friends but playing against each other. It's not like we played on the same team when we were 14. We were always playing against each other. Our schools matched against each other in college, AJGA [American Junior Golf Association] events in high school and professionally.

"I promise you when we're out there and he's got a six-footer to win the tournament and I'm standing right there on the green, I'm not rooting for him to make it. I'm rooting for him to miss it so we can go to a play-off and I can beat him. That's just how it works as a competitor.

"When you aren't the one that pulls it off and one of the people that you're very close to can, then it's cool, really cool for us."

Spieth will play alongside Thomas and Dustin Johnson during the first two rounds this week as he tries to maintain his grasp on the FedEx Cup standings.

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