Second place OK for Spieth

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Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the BMW Championship. AFP

TORONTO (Reuters) – Jordan Spieth has said finishing runner-up over the next two weeks on the PGA Tour would suit him just fine.

The British Open champion is coming off two consecutive runner-up finishes, after losing a playoff to Dustin Johnson at the Northern Trust and then falling to Justin Thomas at the Dell Technologies Championship.

He tops the standings in the season-long points race going into the final two events of the FedExCup playoffs, and a pair of second-placings would crown him champion and earn the $10 million bonus that goes with it, barring an unlikely set of circumstances.

“On the PGA Tour I can’t call finishing second a bad thing,” 2015 FedExCup champion Spieth said on the eve of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms outside Chicago.

“If I finish runner-up this week I will probably accomplish the goal of being number one going into East Lake.”

With three major titles under his belt already at 24, he observed that he had a chance for a very special career.

“If I have the year I have this year the next 15 years, I’ll be the greatest player to ever play the game, if you judge it by major championships,” he said.

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