Scoring 10 birdies in the penultimate round yesterday 6/2, Jordan Spieth rose with Xander Schauffele to keep the top of the Phoenix Open table at -18.
The whole round, Spieth did not bogey, played an average of 320.4 yards, hit six of the 14 fairways, went up to a 16-hole green with a total of nearly 39 meters on the first shot.
Spieth makes golf world eye-catching with birdies in holes 6, 10, 13, 16 and 17.
At hole 6, the former world number one hits the hard spot on the left, 104 yards from the target. From that unfavorable position, he used his wedge to the green. The ball is nearly a meter from the hole.
Coming to hole 10 is a direct chip. This hole, Spieth skates both fairway and green. But from the rough grass behind the pits, you chip 20 meters. The ball reaches the perfect speed, catches the correct momentum of the green, deflects slightly to the left and then flows into the hole.
Into hole 11, from the middle of the fairway, Spieth went green in the second with an iron. Laser tracking technology captures the ball straight towards the target like a guided system. It bounces slightly on the green surface and stops just above the glove.
At the top of hole 13, Spieth played 337 yards but the ball went to the wasteland. At 207 yards away, a golfer born in 1993 used an iron on the green. This shot is somewhat lucky because the ball hit the grass tissue before crossing the crater and then rolling back, 0.9 meters away thanks to the loss of force in the right place to drop the slope forward.
Hole 16, Spieth brushed nearly 11 meters to latch the birdie. According to radio NBCOnly 5% of PGA Tour putts have entered the hole from this distance.
Hole 17, former world number one birdie eight meters away. Previously, the 2015 Masters 2015 champion played on the rough grass on the right side of the fairway, avoiding the lake in a green shot with a wedge.
To hole 18, Spieth should have added a birdie because it was 1.2 meters from the hole, but the putt failed.
After 54 holes, Spieth and Schauffele have a three-stroke advantage over T3 with two players, four with T5, including Justin Thomas who is third in the world.
Spieth has been playing professionally since 2012, winning three major in 11 PGA Tour championships and three European Tour trophies. Particularly in 2015, Spieth won two major and topped the world rankings (OWGR table) with 26 cumulative weeks in this position. But after winning The Open Championship 2017, he did not win the title, only three times a year to finish the top 10.
Particularly this season, Spieth was cut four times over seven tournaments, while the weekend matches only finished the highest goal of T38. Spieth is currently ranked 92nd in the world.
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