Spieth refuses interview after 3rd round of PGA Championship

AP
Published 8:14 p.m. ET May 18, 2019 | Updated 9:13 p.m. ET May 18, 2019

FARMINGDALE, N.J. (AP) — Jordan Spieth’s third round in the final group of the PGA Championship with runaway leader Brooks Koepka will have to speak for itself.

Spieth didn’t talk to the media.

Minutes after signing his scorecard on a scrambling round of 2-over 72, the 25-year-old Texan refused a request by The Associated Press for an interview.

A man with Spieth said no one in the media had asked to talk to the player after the round and he was not going to do a one-on-one interview.

Spieth, looking to become the sixth player to win the career Grand Slam, spent five minutes signing autographs for fans around the putting green at Bethpage Black. He then started to walk to the clubhouse when he was approached again by the AP, once more asking for an interview.

He was polite in his refusal, but he would not discuss his round that included two birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey. He will enter the final round tied for eighth place with Adam Scott, Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele at 3 under, nine shots behind Koepka, who has a seven-shot lead.

“I did eight (interviews) yesterday and I think I…

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