Spieth confirms busy schedule leading to U.S. Open


Hopefully Jordan Spieth is well-rested after that buddies' trip to the Bahamas, because it's the last extended break he'll have for quite awhile.

Spieth hasn't played since his runner-up finish at the Masters, but he will return to action next week at The Players Championship. Speaking Tuesday in suburban Pittsburgh, Spieth confirmed that his start at TPC Sawgrass will begin a run of four straight events in as many weeks.

"I'll be at Players, and then our two hometown events and then I plan on playing Jack's event at Muirfield," Spieth said.

Those hometown events would be the AT&T Byron Nelson, where Spieth made his PGA Tour debut as a 16-year-old amateur in 2010, and the Dean & Deluca Invitational at Colonial, where he was a runner-up last year. The final event is the Memorial Tournament, which Spieth has played each of the last three years and where he finished T-3 a year ago.

It means a busy stretch in the coming month, as Spieth will have only one week off before making the U.S. Open his fifth event in a six-week span.

Spieth is no stranger to playing four weeks in a row, and he had two such stretches during last year's five-win campaign. But the schedule will be even more hectic this summer, with the PGA Championship moving up to accommodate golf's return to the Olympics in August.

In fact, based on the placement of the majors and FedEx Cup Playoff events, Spieth's schedule is such that should he play the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in late June, he won't have more than one week off between starts until after the Ryder Cup in October.