Spieth dismisses ‘big three’ talk

Jordan Spieth has played down suggestions that he, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day are the new 'Big Three' in golf.

In the past, the phrase has referred to legends Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer, who have notched up a colossal 34 majors between them.

While Spieth, Day and McIlroy enjoyed a superlative 2015 seasons and are ranked one, two and three respectively, by contrast, the trio have seven majors do far.

Sure, they all have many years ahead of them, which is perhaps why Spieth believes it is too early to make the call.

"Everyone is fighting for the same prize and when we get out there we are playing our own game," quipped the Texan.

"I'm not trying to downplay it and for me personally, I would say, 'Sure, it's going to be a lot of fun because I enjoy playing with both of them.'

"But I don't think anyone is buying into the Big Three because I don't think that's a necessary comparison when you look at the Big Three from the past."

The trio are paired together for the opening two rounds of the WGC – Cadillac Championship. After day one, Spieth had the better of the two with his three under 69 leaving him T8, while Mcilroy and Day shot 71 and 72 respectively.