Texas Open: Crimson-hot Jordan Spieth seizes share of 54-hole lead

Texas Open: Crimson-hot Jordan Spieth seizes share of 54-hole lead

Spieth has received 11 occasions on the PGA Tour however is hoping to finish a prolonged dry spell relationship again over three years to the 2017 British Open.

Texas Open: Red-hot Jordan Spieth seizes share of 54-hole lead

Jordan Spieth performs his shot from the seventeenth tee in the course of the third spherical of Texas Open at TPC San Antonio Oaks Course on 3 April, 2021. AFP

Los Angeles: Jordan Spieth roared residence with 5 birdies in his closing seven holes on Saturday to shoot a five-under 67 seize a share of the lead with Matt Wallace heading into the ultimate spherical of the Texas Open.

Spieth has received 11 occasions on the PGA Tour however is hoping to finish a prolonged dry spell relationship again over three years to the 2017 British Open.

His sport has been trending in the fitting route with the Masters looming at Augusta Nationwide subsequent week.

The 27-year outdated American highlighted that with a stellar again 9 to get to 12-under 204 and a tie with England’s four-time European Tour winner Wallace, who additionally shot a 67.

“I left the ball in the fitting spots when it was missed and actually, I did an ideal job managing right this moment,” he mentioned.

Former winner Charley Hoffman shook off a sluggish begin to the week at considered one of his favorite occasions on the Tour and was firmly in competition at San Antonio.

Hoffman fired a seven-under 65 for a 10-under complete of 206.

Like Spieth, Hoffman caught hearth on the again facet at TPC San Antonio, with an eagle on No 14 and three straight birdies to cap his spherical.

Cameron Tringale was alone in fourth place at eight-under, whereas India’s Anirban Lahiri rounded out the highest 5 after a 69 to succeed in seven-under, 5 photographs off the lead.

The event returned this week after being cancelled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is without doubt one of the longest-running occasions on the Tour and was first held in 1922.

Texas native Spieth has three top-four finishes in his final six begins and a win Sunday could be a confidence-booster for the Masters, which he received in 2015.

He had an uneventful entrance 9 with one birdie and a bogey on No 9 earlier than kicking his sport into excessive gear with a birdie on the par-four twelfth. He then two-putted for birdie on the par-five 14th and drained a six foot putt on 15 to get to 10 beneath.

After a par on 16, Spieth made considered one of his greatest photographs within the event on the 308-yard, par-four seventeenth. He hit his tee shot extensive proper, then completely executed a flop shot from simply off a gravel path to inside three toes of the pin to get to 11 beneath.

He tacked on one other birdie on 18 with a 321-yard drive down the fitting facet of the green then landed his strategy in the midst of the inexperienced. He completed off the spherical with a faucet in birdie and a giant smile.

Good nerves 

Enjoying alongside Spieth, Wallace saved tempo with back-to-back birdies to shut out his 67 spherical. He additionally tapped in for birdie on the ultimate gap.

“Began off beautiful,” mentioned Wallace, who’s searching for his first win in america. “I felt nervous, however that’s a great factor as a result of I haven’t been on this state of affairs shortly.”

Hoffman was additionally in a zone Saturday on the again 9 with an eagle and 4 birdies on his final seven holes.

The Texas Open has been his private playground over the previous decade as he’s the event’s all-time earnings chief whereas making the minimize in his final 11 begins. Hoffman received the occasion in 2016 and has a pair of runner-up finishes.

He has but to qualify for the Masters so there’s loads of additional motivation for Sunday.

“It was good enjoyable on the again 9, buying and selling birdies,” Spieth mentioned. “I believe that’s what we’ll hopefully look to do tomorrow. On the again, it was good to see some putts go in throughout the group. It was a enjoyable environment on the market.”

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