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Jordan Spieth skips Scotland, British Open prep for familiarity of John Deere Classic

FILE - In this June 21, 2015, file photo, Jordan Spieth claps after finishing the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. Spieth isn't taking the traditional route to the British Open. Rather than prep for St. Andrews in Scotland this weekend, Speith will spend it in the Quad Cities playing the John Deere Classic _ site of his first win as a pro two years ago.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

FILE - In this June 21, 2015, file photo, Jordan Spieth claps after finishing the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. Spieth isn't taking the traditional route to the British Open. Rather than prep for St. Andrews in Scotland this weekend, Speith will spend it in the Quad Cities playing the John Deere Classic _ site of his first win as a pro two years ago. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)  (The Associated Press)

Most golfers believe the path to the British Open title starts a week early in Scotland.

Jordan Spieth is content to stay at home and continue his Grand Slam push at the tournament that launched his PGA Tour career.

Spieth will play this weekend at the John Deere Classic in western Illinois, rather than prepping for St. Andrews by playing the links course at the Scottish Open.

Spieth says he'll have plenty of rest and energy for the British Open. He says his performance in the Quad Cities will have no bearing on his performance next week in Scotland.