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Jordan Spieth, with chance to match history at home of golf, tries to keep it normal

  • United States’ Jordan Spieth smiles during a news conference ahead of a practice round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

    United States’ Jordan Spieth smiles during a news conference ahead of a practice round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)  (The Associated Press)

  • United States’ Jordan Spieth speaks during a news conference ahead of a practice round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

    United States’ Jordan Spieth speaks during a news conference ahead of a practice round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)  (The Associated Press)

  • United States’ Jordan Spieth holds a pin during a practice round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    United States’ Jordan Spieth holds a pin during a practice round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)  (The Associated Press)

With a chance to match history at the home of golf, Jordan Spieth is trying to make the British Open feel like just another event.

That might be his toughest test at St. Andrews.

The Masters and U.S. Open champion set out on his final day of practice Wednesday. His news conference filled the room, which typically only happens for Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy.

Spieth says he has vivid memories of his practice round on the Old Course when he was a freshman at Texas on his way to the Walker Cup, and conceded that one can't play enough rounds on a course that has been around as long as golf.

He says his victory at the John Deere Classic last week also helps.