Jordan Spieth soars to the top of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational leaderboard at Colonial Country Club, Forth Worth, in Texas.
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Jordan carded a third round -5 under par 65 to lead the field after 54 holes of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, with a -12 under par tournament total.
Jordan has has scrambled his way around the Colonial course this week, he had a stretch of 13 successful conversions until carding a bogey at his final hole, and that’s the key to his success;
“My scrambling was kind of the key to the day today.”
“Hopefully hit some more fairways tomorrow and make those aggressive swings.”
He also chipped in from 32 feet, from the fairway in front of the green, because of a poor wedge shot, for a birdie at the par five 11th hole;
“Not a great wedge, but a nice chip to make up for it.”
Sharing second place at -11 under par are Ryan Palmer, -4 under 66 today, and Webb Simpson, -3 under par 67 for his third round.
Ryan was happy to get in the zone today;
“That’s when I felt it, that’s when you get what they call the zone, when you can put the pin anywhere and we’ll find it.”
“And that’s where I felt that, just the way I was swinging, the confidence I had with what I was doing with the golf ball.”
“I know I missed it everywhere on this golf course because I played it so many times.”
“But it helps knowing that, so I can get a lot more lower irons and wedges in.”
“When you’re dialed in, it’s fun, that’s for sure.”
Webb was happy to be paired with Jordan today, and was upset to bogey the last to miss getting into the last group again with him tomorrow;
“I love playing with Jordan, that’s why I wish I had parred the last.”
“But it is what it is and I’ll go after it tomorrow.”
Harris English, -6 under 64 today, Kyle Reifers, -3 under 67 and Martin Piller -2 under 68, are tied in fourth place at -10 under par.
There are eleven players within five shots of the leader, so just about anyone could still card a low round tomorrow, and come through to win. Local boy Jordan will trying to achieve his first win in Texas, so it will be tough to beat a fired up Texan.
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